Types of Migraines

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Migraine is a complex and very individual condition with many different types of migraine so that initially it can sometimes be difficult to pinpoint exactly what you are suffering from. However, once the correct diagnosis has been done, you find the right symptomatic migraine treatment that works for you and you learn to control your condition, you can go on to live a normal life virtually free from attacks.

Here are some of the different types of migraine:


With all these types of migraines, it is important to identify the migraine triggers for your particular type so that you can avoid such triggers. Following a healthy lifestyle will also go a long way to improving your quality of life. The word migraine is derived from the Greek word hemicrania and this literally means “half of the head”. As most types of migraines affect only one side of the head, this is very appropriate.

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