06/10/2015 11:00 BST | Updated 06/10/2015 11:00 BST

This Is What A Migraine Physically Feels Like

People who get migraines are all-too-familiar with the head-splitting torture that can arise at any given moment. And as if the pain itself weren't enough, the condition often comes with nausea, vomiting and light and noise sensitivity. In other words? It's a pretty excruciating experience.

Approximately 18 percent of women and 6 percent of men experience the syndrome, according to the Migraine Research Foundation. Nearly 90 percent of sufferers aren't able to perform regular tasks when they have an attack.

Adding insult to injury, it also can be difficult for sufferers to describe the debilitating severity of a migraine to those who have never experienced one. So we asked our Facebook community to share how it physically feels to have a migraine. Check out some of their responses illustrated below: Sounds pretty awful, right? If you endure regular attacks, check out these ways to help prevent migraines and these tricks to help treat them once they start.
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