A severe migraine is an extremely painful headache that comes in four different stages. The migraine is considered severe when auras, vomiting, tingling, and sensitivity to sound or light are present. Severe migraines cause debilitating pain in the person and to extremes, the pain is excruciating. A severe migraine can last from a couple of hours to days in length.

Discover the terms people use to describe migraine. Hover over the words below to get a full description of what each one means.