Indeed, if accompanying symptoms are more prominent than headache, known as migraine variant
, the diagnosis can be difficult delaying the treatment.
He said I was one of only three patients he'd ever seen with a migraine variant known as hemiplegic migraine.
I can't take one of the sets of tablets on my own because migraine variant affects your mind, causing you to become very confused when you're going through an episode.
The more I looked into the problem I discovered that a lot of people have never heard of migraine variant.
Prophylactic medication is indicated (a) if the patient has more than two to four migraine attacks per month, (b) if the patient has single attacks that last longer than 24 hours, (c) if the headaches cause major disruptions in the patient's lifestyle, (d) if abortive therapy fails or is overused, or (e) if the patient has migraine variant
(Soma & Ko, 2008).
AM is a migraine variant which is usually seen between the ages of seven to twelve years and is more common in girls, with peak prevalence at the age of ten years.
1011 Hence, before surgical interventions, patients with recurrent abdominal pain should be assessed for migraine variants especially if there are no clinical signs of an acute abdomen.
Diagnosis and management of migraines and migraine variants
Chapter 9: Migraine Variants
and the Periodic Syndromes.