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Types Of Migraines

Types of migraines can vary from mild to severe with vertigo and even blindness. Migraine headache symptoms are not always the same in every person, and sometimes may vary even in one person's migraine history. Mild episodic headaches can be tremendously different from severe chronic migraines.

Believe it or not, there are different types of migraines and headaches. Sometimes people don't even know they are having migraines. They might think it is "just a headache" until something changes, and then new or alarming symptoms happen. Occular or visual migraine can be frightening. Children are suceptible to abdominal migraines

Women's migraines tend to be a bit different than men's and have different triggers. In women of course the hormone headaches can be very severe, but the good news is they are somewhat predictable based on menstrual cycles.

First of all, are you sure your headaches are migraines? If you are not sure, you need to review migraine symptoms before reading any further.

If you are aware of the fact that you have migraine but are wondering about your different symptoms, below are listed some of the most common types of migraines.

Once you have finished visiting those pages, you may want to learn more about different types of headaches.

Migraine Headache Symptoms

Many migraineurs have different symptoms than those typically listed, i.e, pain, nausea, vomiting and light sensitivity. You may have experienced "odd" problems like tingling or a weird sensation a few hours before a migraine. This may be the prodromal phase which can be 6-12 hours before the pain hits.

There are electrical changes in the brain just before and during a migraine. In fact, years ago, doctors used to call migraines 'mini-seizures' of the brain. Then the theory came along that it was purely a vasodilation of arteries and veins causing the pain. Now we know it is a combination of both. In other words, it is not just a "neuro" problem or a "vascular" problem, but a neurovascular syndrome.

Here is an excellent video discussing the different types of migraines and warning signs and symptoms.


Now that you have read up on all the types of migraines,you mighr be interested in information about migraine research and other headache clinical trials.

How Do I Explain This To Others?

One of the problems that many people face is trying to explain to friends, collegues and their supervisors at work, that this is not "just a headache". You can learn how to explain to those around you about your migraine headache symptoms. More information about what causes headache

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