Clinical Pearl of the Day: Migraine Types
A migraine is a headache that can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head.
- Migraine can be caused by triggers such as hormonal changes, drinks (coffee), stress, sensory stimuli, sleep changes, physical factors, weather changes, medications, foods, and food additives.
- Risk factors for migraine include age, sex, family history, and hormonal changes.
- Treatments include pain relievers, triptans, Reyvow, Ubrelvy, CGRP antagonists, opioids, and anti-nausea medications.
- Migraine types may include migraine with aura, migraine without aura, migraine without head pain, hemiplegic migraine, retinal migraine, chronic migraine, ice pick headaches, cluster headaches, and cervicogenic headaches.