What is nomigraines.org?

Quite simply, nomigraines.org is a site dedicated to helping people find out more about migraines so they can find relief and prevent future migraines.


The information presented here is for general entertainment and does not represent medical advice. Always consult a doctor, physician or medical professional for advice on treatment of your particular condition.

Headache or Migraine?

It is a common belief that a migraine is an extremely bad form of headache. This is partially true.

The International Headache Society considers a headache to actually be a migraine when:

The pain is described by 2 of the following:

And at least 1 of these symptoms are present:

The IHS also specify that the headache lasts for 4 hours to 3 days (untreated, or unsuccessfully treated), but it's generally easier to think of a migraine as an intense headache with one of the symptoms listed above (from nausea to phonophobia).