What Type Of Migraine Do You Have?

What Is A Migraine?
A migraine is a type of headache characterized by debilitating pain on one side of the head. It is associated with symptoms like nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, blurred vision, numbness or tingling. Migraine can be caused by genetic, lifestyle or environmental factors but genetic changes and variations remain the most prominent cause.

What Are Different Types Of Migraine?

There are several types of migraine. Some common types of migraine are:

  1. Migraine With Aura
    Migraine with aura, sometimes termed as classic or complex migraines, are recurring headaches preceded by neurological disturbances called aura. An aura can be visual, sensory or dysphasic (affects speech and language). A migraine aura without the headache is called a silent migraine.

  2. Migraine Without Aura
    Migraine without an aura, also known as the common migraine, is not accompanied with neurological disturbances though, when not treated properly can last up to 72 hours. People with type of migraine will experience symptoms like nausea, vomiting or both. And frequently these migraines are also associated with sensitivity to light, sound or movement.

  3. Menstrual Migraine
    Menstrual migraines or hormone headaches, occur before or during menstruation. Frequency of menstrual migraine is different for every woman but some women may experience them every month. Symptoms of menstrual migraine include severe throbbing pain on one side of the head, nausea, vomiting, light sensitivity, fatigue and dizziness.

  4. Hemiplegic Migraine
    Hemiplegic migraine is a rare type of migraine that is sometimes referred to as migraine variant. The primary symptom of this type of migraine is hemiplegia, which means weakness or paralysis on one side of the body. Hemiplegia is usually associated with migraine headaches with aura.

  5. Basilar Migraine
    Basilar Artery Migraine (MBA), simply known as basilar migraine, are rare headaches that initiate from the lower part of the brain, called the brainstem. Basilar migraine are also accompanied with typical migraine aura. It is associated with symptoms like vertigo, loss of vision, light sensitivity, double vision and dizziness.

What Is The Best Treatment For Migraine?
Usually migraines can be treated OTC painkillers like ibuprofen, Aspirin and paracetamol. Here are a few medications that are best known for migraine treatment:

  1. Sumatriptan
    It is an OTC drug, which is specially indicated migraine headaches. Prompt treatment Sumatriptan tablets will help you return to your normal routine. You can order Sumatriptan tablets online from any UK registered pharmacy.

  2. Zolmitriptan
    is a prescription medication. It is an analgesic specific for migraine headaches and its symptoms.

  3. Rizatriptan
    Rizatriptan is a medication that belongs to class of drug called triptans. It treats migraine headaches by narrowing the blood vessels surrounding the brain.