This Is What A Migraine Physically Feels Like.

In one word? Excruciating.

Lindsay Holmes, Healthy Living Editor, The Huffington Post
Alissa Schelle, Visuals Editor, The Huffington Post

People who get migraines are all-too-familiar with the head-splitting torture that can arise at any given moment. And as if the pain itself weren't enough, the condition often comes with nausea, vomiting and light and noise sensitivity. In other words? It's a pretty excruciating experience.

Approximately 18 percent of women and 6 percent of men experience the syndrome, according to the Migraine Research Foundation. Nearly 90 percent of sufferers aren't able to perform regular tasks when they have an attack.

Adding insult to injury, it also can be difficult for sufferers to describe the debilitating severity of a migraine to those who have never experienced one. So weasked our Facebook community to share how it physically feels to have a migraine.

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