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What is the definition or description of: common migraine?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
No aura: Migraine without aura are also known as the common migraine. These migraines are more prevalent than the classic migraine type and about 80% of patients who have migraines, have migraine without aura.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Dr. Olav Jaren commented
Neurology 19 years experience
It is a pounding or throbbing headache, normally on one side of the head, associated with nausea or light sensitivity.
Feb 10, 2015
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Not complicated: We are seeing many patients with severe migraine with severe pain, photophobia, nausea, vomiting, vertigo, weak, sweaty, pale, tremulous, miserable that takes hours to resolve. These are still considered common due to not being complicated by visual illusions, hemiparesis, ophthalmoplegia, or stroke - like features. The distinction common vs complex is not easy nor is it clinically useful.
Dr. David May
Dentistry 30 years experience
Pain: Pain, nausea and visual changes are included in the definition of a classic migraine headache.

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What is the definition or description of: migraine?

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Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 48 years experience
Headache: A head pain which is usually recurrent, and often in variable locations and severity, associated with few or all the following symptoms; fear of light, fear of sound, nausea, vomiting, bright or dark spots floating in front of eyes, tingling and numbness of one side of face or body. All these are temporary symptoms.

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