Migraines are a form of chronic recurring headaches. It is mistaken to assume that any form of chronic headache is a migraine,
as migraines have very special symptoms,
and there are numerous other causes of chronic headache: tension headache,
and others; see also the list of underlying conditions for headache in general.
Even within migraine there are several subtypes
including both with and without a preceding aura,
basilar artery migraine,
and even headache-free migraine where there is no headache!
Migraine: The most common type of vascular headache is migraine. Migraine headaches are usually characterized by severe pain on one or both sides of the head, an upset stomach, and at times disturbed vision.1
Researching symptoms of Migraine: Further information about the symptoms of Migraine is available including a list of symptoms of Migraine, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Migraine, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.
Misdiagnosis and Migraine: Research more detailed information about misdiagnosis of Migraine, failure to diagnose Migraine, underlying causes of Migraine (possibly misdiagnosed), or research misdiagnosis of other diseases
Statistics and Migraine:
Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Migraine,
prevalence and incidence statistics for Migraine,
and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.
1. excerpt from Headache - Hope Through Research: NINDS
Last revision: June 2, 2003
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