Photophobia is increased and often painful sensitivity to light. Photophobia is a very common symptom of a Migraine attack.
You can read more about photophobia and other symptoms of Migraine in Anatomy of a Migraine.
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Teri Robert is a leading patient educator and advocate and the author of Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches. A co-founder of the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy and the American Headache and Migraine Association, she received the National Headache Foundation's Patient Partners Award and a Distinguished Service Award from the American Headache Society.