what is a migraine without aura

There are two major types of migraines: migraines with aura and migraine without aura. Most migraine suffers, some two thirds, say they suffer from migraine without aura. Therefore, they don’t experience the visual or sensory warning signs sometimes called migraine prodrome or aura.

Migraine without aura, the most common type of migraine, and often is associated with women’s menstrual cycle. Typically, people with this type of migraine have more frequent attacks and the migraine attacks are more disabling than those who have migraine with aura.

Common symptoms of migraine without aura

Pain on one side of head
Pulsing or throbbing pain
Sensitivity to light, photophobia
Sensitivity to sound, phonophobia
Nausea and/or vomiting
Pain or discomfort is made worse by physical activities