What is the definition or description of: migraine?

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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What is the definition or description of: common migraine?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: complex migraine?

See below. A "complex migraine" is one in which there are neurological symptoms such as weakness, loss of vision, or difficulty speaking in addition to the headache. In fact, a complex migraine may be mistaken for a stroke. Read more...
Complex symptoms. We generally think of migraines as headaches. Headache is just the most common feature in most people. Migraines are a complex neurologic dysfunction. They are most similar to seizures. If you ignore the headache part of it: people have multiple symptoms including nausea, difficulties with speech, ambulation, dealing with bright lights or loud sounds, etc. Other symptoms or individual. Read more...
Miserable. Miserable head pain, often debilitating, but possibly including weakness, loss of vision or difficulty speaking. Can be mistaken for a stroke. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: classic migraine?

See below. The classic migraine or migraine with aura is less prevalent than the common migraine. Approximately only 15% of patients exclusively have this type of headache. Aura is a temporary neurological symptom that can be referred to a focal area of the brain. The most common auras are: ?unilateral visual symptoms, ?one sided numbness ?one sided weakness ?speech difficulty. Read more...
Migraine with aura. Migraine with aura is sometimes termed classic migraine while migraine without aura is often called common migraine. Aura is usually a visual phenomenum that will last up to 1 hour before the head pain starts. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: Confusional migraine?

Confusional migraine. Confusional migraine. "migraine includes a confusional state that occurs in only about 5 % of migraine patients. The confusion is tinctured with inattention, distractibility, and difficulty with speech and motor activities; and may last anywhere from 10 minutes to 20 hours, and commonly ending in deep sleep." See: http://www.headacheupdates.com/migraine/migraine-headache/migraine-headache-relief. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: hemiplegic migraine?

See below. Hemiplegic migraine (hm) is a rare, neurological disease. Hm is classified as migraine with aura accompanied by motor weakness. When a hemiplegic migraine attack occurs, the person can experience a variety of symptoms ranging in severity and lasting in duration from a few minutes to months. Symptoms can include visual disturbances, sensory loss, weakness to paralysis on one-side of the body. Read more...
Wikipedia. This is a relatively rare migraine. However I am familiar, through family members, with this diagnosis. Since this is a relatively rare diagnosis, the internet will not be very helpful confirming this diagnosis. You will need a physician (neurologist) who has experience with the symptoms to provide you with a reasonable answer. Unfortunately, we're talking about the fringes of medical knowledge. Read more...