Migraines are characterised by acute throbbing or pulsing pain in the head. It can also cause sensitivity to light and bring on feelings of nausea.
Migraines are common for many people and aren’t restricted to those living with MS. Both migraines and MS are neurological conditions (which means they impact your nervous system). Both migraines and MS can create lesions in the brain that can appear in MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scans. With both MS and migraines, they may be chronic or come on in attacks or relapses.
While it’s not believed that MS causes migraines directly, there may be a relationship. For example, MS lesions or damage in the brain from MS can cause migraines. For some people, MS medication could also be a trigger for migraines.