The thing to remember is that only about 20 per cent of migraineurs
are thought to be food sensitive," he said.
MIDAS score questionnaire helps to measure the impact of migraine on the life of migraineurs
. It contains five questions regarding a number of days of regular activities missed by the participant due to headaches suffered, over the past 3 months.
Lipton, MD, presented an analysis of 3,930 migraine patients currently using acute oral prescription headache medications who were among the larger group of 15,133 migraineurs
who participated in the massive MAST (Migraine in America Symptoms and Treatment) study, an Internet-based epidemiologic survey of a nationally representative sample of patients with the disorder.
Medication overuse including opioids and triptans could induce central sensitization and impair the descending pain modulation from the RVM and limited the migraineur
's ability to tolerate nociceptive inputs. Therefore, the inability to tolerate the nociceptive inputs would increase headache intensity, which could reasonably explain that the left RVM was positively related to the headache intensity in MOH patients.
The prolonged peripheral sensitization seems to trigger the trigemino-autonomic reflex in some migraineurs
leading to the development of autonomic symptoms.
In a meta-analysis of 14 observational studies, the risk of ischemic stroke among all migraineurs
was about 2-fold (relative risk [RR], 2.2; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.9-2.5) compared with the risk of ischemic stroke in women of the same age group who did not have migraine headaches.
Headache and sleep: examination of sleep patterns and complaints in a large clinical sample of migraineurs
. Headache 2005;45:904-10.
We focused on the following questions: (1) the relationship between different BMI and migraine (EM and CM); (2) separately exploring the relationship of BMI and the frequency, severity, and duration of headache onset and their influence on migraineurs
; and (3) the link between BMI and chronicity of migraine.
Although there are some reports about hearing problems in migraineurs
, cochlear symptoms in VM patients have not been widely investigated.
control = 40%, P = 0.06) and micrococci (migraine = 30% versus control = 60%, P = 0.13) seem to be lower in migraineurs
than in controls.
(4) In a large retrospective study, premonitory symptoms occurred in approximately three-quarters of pediatric and adult migraineurs
. (5) In a prior pediatric chart review, the most common premonitory symptoms in order of decreasing frequency were fatigue, mood change, neck stiffness, and yawning.
The detected migraineurs
were asked about migraine regarding the age onset, frequency, duration of attacks, associated symptoms, triggers, etc.