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Migraine- most common type

Resource type: Frequently Asked Questions  —  Date posted: March 15th, 2012   Number of views: 1284

What is the most common type of Migraine?

Migraine without aura

 Most migraine (about 80%) is of this type.

  • Premonitory symptoms (changes in mood, appetite, thirst, arousal, etc.).
  • Headache lasting 30 minutes to 48 hours in children. This may be the only phase of which the patient is aware. In children the pain may be bilateral and is not always throbbing or pulsating in nature.
  • Accompanying symptoms occur and are prominent in children - such as, sensitivity to light (photophobia), sounds (phonophobia) and smells, gastrointestinal disturbance, tiredness, etc.
  • Postdromes (fatigue, depression).

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