Find out about the different types of migraine below. About a quarter of people who experience migraine also experience aura, a series of sensory and visual changes that can range from seeing black dots and zig zags to tingling numbness on one side of the body, or an inability to speak clearly. Aura sets in shortly before or during a migraine and can last anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes. Diagnosing migraine without aura can be difficult because the symptoms are similar to several other types of migraine. The key differentiator is that Common Migraine lacks the warning phases prodrome and aura that other types of migraine have. Also called a Silent or Acephalgic Migraine, this type of migraine can be very alarming as you experience dizzying aura and other visual disturbances, nausea, and other phases of migraine, but no head pain. The International Headache Society classifies this type as typical aura without headache.
Review your diary with your provider to identify triggers or a pattern to your headaches. Premonitory stage This describes certain physical and mental changes such as tiredness, craving sweet foods, mood changes, feeling thirsty and a stiff neck. Most attacks slowly fade away, but some stop suddenly after the person with migraine is sick, or cries a lot. A headache starts suddenly or is explosive in nature. The acute treatment of migraine in adults: the American Headache Society evidence assessment of migraine pharmacotherapies. In fact, a specific type of migraine that typically occurs in children is known as abdominal migraine.
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This fact sheet provides information on migraines. Our fact sheets are designed as general introductions to each subject and are intended to be concise. Sources of further support and more detailed information are listed in the Useful contacts section. Each person is affected differently by migraines and you should speak with your GP for individual advice. Our Helpline team are also here to answer your questions and provide practical and emotional support. Call