What is migraine?

Why people get migraine

What is migraine?

Migraine is where you sometimes have headaches or tummy aches that are a bit different from the ones most people have. We call these migraine attacks, and they can cause lots of different feelings.

Your brother or sister may feel…..

Sick or be sick, feel sleepy, floppy or dizzy, and bright lights, loud sounds and strong smells might make them feel worse.

They might also see bright spots, stars or wavy lines and it might be hard for them to think, hear or talk like normal. Things might look blurry to them or they might not be able to see very well. We call this migraine aura.

Not everyone feels the same way when they have a migraine attack

Your brother or sister’s migraine attacks may look different from your friend’s or your mum’s and that is normal. Each attack can last from a few hours to as long as three days.

One in seven people have migraine so it’s very common. Seeing your brother or sister having a migraine attack can feel scary and upsetting, but migraine attacks are nothing to worry about and always go away.

Why does my brother or sister have migraine?

People with migraine have special brains and we’re not too sure why.

Lots of people with migraine have family members with migraine. So, if your mum, dad, grandad or grandma has migraine, that might be why your brother or sister has it too. That does not mean you will have migraine too.

Nobody can help if they have migraine or not

It’s like how some people are short and some people are tall, or some people have blue eyes and some people have brown eyes. We’re all different and that’s what makes us who we are.