What is Atypical Migraine?
Atypical Migraine is also known as common migraine or sick headache, migraine without aura. Atypical Migraine may include a whole head instead of one side and it also includes severe neurological effects. The 23 million Americans are approximately 18% of females and 6% of males are suffered from atypical migraine. It is more seen in white person.
Causes of Atypical Migraine
- It occurs when blood vessels in the brain spasm
- Genetic disorder
- Insufficient sleep
- Exposure to bright or fluorescent lighting
- Motion sickness
- Weather changes
Symptoms of Atypical Migraine
- Facial pain
- Nausea and abdominal pain
- Sensitivity of light
- Motor symptoms like hemiparesis
- Skin pallor
Treatment for Atypical Migraine
- Dihydroergotamine - Alpha-adrenergic blocking agent with direct stimulating effect on smooth muscle of peripheral and cranial blood vessels, depresses central vasomotor centers.
- Patients should do exercise and sleep well.
- Diet: Avoid dietary triggers of migraine.
- Ibuprofen- First-line treatment for mild to moderately severe migraine events.
- Aspirin - Treats mild to moderately severe pain and headache.