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Atypical Migraine


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
  • Vomiting
  • 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.

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