Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “HEADACHE to remember about the Characteristic Findings In Migraine

AAura: Often, migraine sufferers experience visual or sensory disturbances called “auras” before the headache begins. This can include seeing flashing lights or zigzag lines.

UUnilateral Pain: Migraine headaches typically affect one side of the head, which is a characteristic feature.

RRecurrent Attacks: Migraines are episodic and tend to recur over time, rather than being constant.

AAlodynia: Migraine can lead to allodynia, a condition where normal touch or pressure on the skin becomes painful during an attack.

PPulsatile Throbbing: Migraine headaches are often described as a pulsating or throbbing pain.

AAutonomic Symptoms: Migraine attacks may be associated with autonomic symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and increased sensitivity to light (photophobia) and sound (phonophobia).

IIntense Headache: Migraine headaches are typically severe, leading to significant discomfort.

NNausea and Vomiting: These symptoms often accompany migraine attacks.

SSensitivity to Triggers: Migraine sufferers are often sensitive to various triggers, such as certain foods, hormonal changes, or stress.

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Dr. Arin Nandi

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