Anyone who has ever experienced a migraine knows the drill—literally. It’s that excruciating, head-pounding headache that feels like a jackhammer in the brain. Migraines make even the tiniest noise sound like a tornado siren. In the cave days, however, it would’ve been a pretty good trick to have up your sleeve for survival.

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People who get migraines are generally meticulous people who are acutely aware of their surroundings—hypersensitive even—which is the sixth sense you would’ve needed to avoid danger way back when. And today? Well hey, at the very least, you’re acutely aware of where the Excedrin bottle is.

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