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Which is correct, “migraine” or “migraines”?

Ever wonder why migraine sometimes has an S on the end sometimes and sometimes doesn’t? Migraine or Migraines?, my latest post, explains why this is and when each one is correct. Here’s an excerpt:

Which word is correct, migraine or migraines? The answer is both, though the two words have different meanings. Migraine without an S means the underlying neurological disorder. With an S on the end, migraines refer to the individual attacks that a person who has migraine experiences. A parallel without the confusing verbiage is epilepsy and seizures — a person who has epilepsy has seizures, a person who has migraine has migraines.

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