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What Is Complicated Migraine?

"Complicated migraine" is an outdated term historically used for migraine attacks accompanied by prolonged or atypical aura symptoms....

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What Is Confusional Migraine?

Confusional migraine causes irritability and confusion alongside headache. Learn about this disorder, reviewed by a board-certified neurologist....

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What Is an Ocular Migraine?

An ocular migraine causes changes in vision, which may be accompanied by a headache. An ocular migraine causes temporary changes in vision that may...

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What Are Abdominal Migraines in Adults?

Abdominal migraines cause abdominal pain. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, prevention, and treatment methods of abdominal migraines in adults....

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An Overview of Pediatric Migraines, Symptoms, and Treatment Methods

Is your child experiencing severe head pain, nausea, and/or vomiting? These are symptoms of a pediatric migraine, a condition that is hard to spot....

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An Overview of Hemiplegic Migraines

The hallmark of a hemiplegic migraine is the presence of a "motor aura," which includes temporary paralysis on one side of the body....

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An Overview of Persistent Migraine Aura Without Infarction

Read about a rare migraine complication that causes you to have an aura that lasts at least a week without evidence of a stroke on brain imaging....

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An Overview of Menstrual Migraines

Menstrual migraines are those that occur before and during your period. They're usually more severe than other migraines, but they are treatable....

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Migraine Types and Diagnosis

Migraines present themselves in a variety of ways. Learn what to pay attention to so you can work with your doctor on your diagnosis and treatment.

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How Migraines in Children Differ From Adults

Pediatric migraines are an underrecognized disorder. Read about the unique features of pediatric migraines and how they differ from adult migraines....

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An Overview of Migraine With Brainstem Aura (Basilar-Type Migraine)

Also known as basilar-type migraine, this rare headache disorder can mimic stroke and epilepsy. Learn its symptoms, and how it's diagnosed and...

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Understanding Abdominal Migraines

There's a form of functional abdominal pain in children known as abdominal migraine, which is considered to be a precursor of migraine headaches....

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An Overview of Visual Snow Syndrome

Visual snow syndrome is a rare condition. Even though many people who have it also experience migraines, it has its own separate causes. Visual snow...

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An Overview of Vestibular Migraines

Vestibular migraine involves vertigo, unsteadiness, sensitivity to motion, and muffled hearing or tinnitus. Learn about causes, diagnosis, and more....

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What Is Your Migraine Profile?

Explore your unique migraine profile, which consists of a number of different factors such as your age, prior medication use, and migraine pattern....

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How Migraines Are Diagnosed

Migraine diagnosis is based on symptoms. Tests may be performed to rule out neurological conditions, too. Learn more about how migraines are...

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An Overview of Migraine With Aura

An aura is a temporary sensory disturbance that occurs just before migraine pain sets in. Learn why this happens and how it can be managed. Migraine...

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An Overview of Status Migrainosus

Learn about a type of migraine that lasts for more than three days, called status migrainosus, and how this debilitating migraine is treated. Status...

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The Different Types of Migraines

There are several different types of migraines, with symptoms that can include headache, visual disturbances, and even stroke-like symptoms. A...

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The Difference Between Migraine and Sinus Headache

Ninety percent of migraines are mistaken for sinus headaches and, therefore, aren't treated properly. Learn why these conditions are often...

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An Overview of Chronic Migraine

Chronic migraine, also called transformed migraine, is a form of migraine where you have more than 15 migraine attacks per month. Chronic migraine is...

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Migraine Screening Tests

Because there is no test that can confirm a migraine diagnosis, doctors base this call, in part, on screening tests and questionnaires. Migraine...

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The Challenge of Diagnosing Refractory Migraine

Medical experts have not yet reached a consensus on what exactly a refractory migraine is, making them difficult to diagnose and treat. Generally,...

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The Migraine Disability Assessment (MIDAS) Test

Use a questionnaire called the migraine disability assessment score, or MIDAS, which measures the effect of migraines on your everyday functioning....

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An Overview of Migraine in Children

Migraines are actually quite common in children. Learn about migraine symptoms and causes, how they're diagnosed and treated, and ways to cope....

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An Overview of Retinal Migraines

Retinal migraine is rare and characterized by changes in vision, such as partial or complete blindness, only in one eye. Learn its causes and more....

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Migraines and Headaches in Teens

Headaches and migraines are extremely common in teens. Here's what you should know, including serious symptoms and how to identify a migraine....

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An Overview of Silent Migraines

Silent migraines are the same as typical migraines, only without the hallmark headache. Their causes and treatments overlap, however. Acephalgic...

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