Migraines are long lasting and recurrent headaches which can range from moderate to severe. The pain can be triggered from bright lights, certain smells or loud sounds. The excruciating discomfort often affects one side of the head and can last from a day to three. Migraine is a neurological condition characterised by intense headaches accompanied with nausea, vomiting or tingling sensations around the face or limbs. Migraine can be genetic and may run in families as well. The exact cause of migraines is unknown but swelling and contraction of the blood vessels in the head and changes in the neurotransmitters or brain chemicals might be the leading causes. Constant stress, anxiety and tension can also be the reasons for headaches or migraine attacks. Migraines and headaches can happen at any age. Women have been found to be more susceptible. Drugs that constrict the blood vessels, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen, aspirin and naproxen, are usually prescribed by doctors. One can rest in a dark room with no sounds for immediate relief.