Types of migraines:
§         Migraine with aura is characterized by a neurological phenomenon (aura) that is experienced 10 to 30 minutes before the headache. Most auras are visual and are described as bright shimmering lights around objects or at the edges of the field of vision (called scintillating scotomas) or zigzag lines, wavy images, or hallucinations. Others experience temporary vision loss. Nonvisual auras include motor weakness, speech or language abnormalities, dizziness, vertigo, and tingling or numbness (parasthesia) of the face, tongue, or extremities.
§         Migraine without aura is the most prevalent type and may occur on one or both sides (bilateral) of the head. Tiredness or mood changes may be experienced the day before the headache. Nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light (photophobia) often accompany migraine without aura.
§         Basilar artery migraine involves a disturbance of the basilar artery in the brainstem. Symptoms include severe headache, vertigo, double vision, slurred speech, and poor muscle coordination. This type occurs primarily in young people.
§         Carotidynia, also called lower-half headache or facial migraine, produces deep, dull, aching, and sometimes piercing pain in the jaw or neck. There is usually tenderness and swelling over the carotid artery in the neck. Episodes can occur several times weekly and last a few minutes to hours. This type occurs more commonly in older people.
§         Headache-free migraine is characterized by the presence of aura without headache. This occurs in patients with a history of migraine with aura.
§         Ophthalmoplegic migraine begins with a headache felt in the eye and is accompanied by vomiting. As the headache progresses, the eyelid droops (ptosis) and nerves responsible for eye movement become paralyzed. Ptosis may persist for days or weeks.
§         Status migraine is a rare type involving intense pain that usually lasts longer than 72 hours. The patient may require hospitalization.
All migraine knowledge reduces to the experiences of the individual migraineur. Every migraineur has a formula: when to sleep, what to eat, what herbs and supplements to use, what drugs to take, what triggers to avoid, and where to get advice. Prescription medicines are usually necessary, but doctors do not have all the answers. Because a migraineur's daily actions usually have so much effect on the frequency and intensity of illness, there is significant advantage to learning both the scientific medicine and folklore of migraine.
Other medical websites:
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-         www.medicalkit.eu – what your medical kit should include
-         www.residencecare.eu and www.residence-care.eu
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www.relax.pl - database of all kinds of objects, from agrotourism to hotels and inns in Poland
www.lordofwar.eu – a webpage about this incredible movie
www.fashion-week.eu – the most famous fashion designers
www.high-fidelity.eu – everything about hi-fi
www.i-wifi.eu – what you should know about wi-fi