Women with migraine

What Exactly is Migraine?

Migraine is a condition that causes mild to severe episodes (attacks) of headaches, as well as other symptoms such as nausea or vomiting. Migraine is surprisingly common, with approximately one in four women and one in twelve men developing migraine at some stage of their life. It generally first develops in childhood or as a young … Read more

Women with Hemiplegic migraine

Hemiplegic Migraine: A Rare Type of Migraine

Hemiplegic migraines are extremely rare, affecting around one in every 10,000 people and usually begin early in childhood. It is known to run in families, although, it can also occur randomly in people who have no family history of the condition. When a hemiplegic migraine occurs without any family element it is known as sporadic hemiplegic … Read more

Women with Ocular migraine

Understanding Ocular Migraine

Ocular migraine is a little understood variant of the migraine condition. In fact its not actually identified officially a migraine type by the HIS (International Headache Society), however, there are many medical professionals who use ocular migraine as a reference when describing a migraine type. When ocular migraine is used it is usually in relation to … Read more

Women with Menstrual migraine

What is Menstrual Migraine?

Menstrual migraines are suffered by women due to the female hormone estrogen affecting many functions of the brain including how pain is perceived. In fact, after puberty hits, the amount of female sufferers far outnumbers the amount of male sufferers. During a woman’s menstrual cycle, there is a drastic change in estrogen and this is when … Read more

Man with Basilar-type migraine

Symptoms of Basilar-type Migraine

Basilar-type migraine is classified as a recognizable type of migraine disorder and is categorized under migraine with aura, sharing many similar symptoms. This type of migraine can often occur alongside sensory auras and can be mistaken for hemiplegic migraine due to them both having many symptoms in common. Basilar-type Migraine Symptoms Basilar-type migraine episodes can be … Read more

Women having a migraine with aura

Migraine with Aura: Signs of Classic Migraine

Migraines are generally broken down into two main classifications; migraine attack without aura (commonly referred to as common migraine) and migraine attack with aura (commonly referred to as classic migraine). Basilar-type migraine and hemiplegic migraine have both been classified as sub-categories of migraine with aura. Aura is a term for a warning sign that occurs before the headache part of … Read more

Women with Abdominal migraine pain

What is Abdominal Migraine?

Abdominal migraines, also referred to as stomach migraines or migraines of the stomach, are most commonly suffered by children, toddlers and teenagers who go on to suffer migraine attacks in later life. Abdominal migraine attacks can occur for adults too, causing severe abdominal pangs and pains. Children Up to ten per cent of children suffer … Read more