So Many Types of Migraines and Headaches
One of the most confusing things about Migraines and headaches is the many different types of both Migraines and headaches. This confusion is often worsened when we see various terms used different ways in different places.
Here, to avoid that confusion, we follow the International Headache Society's International Classification of Headache Disorders, 2nd edition (ICHD-II). We've also put together articles to share basic information about different types of Migraines and headaches, why having the correct diagnosis is important, and more.
This information is updated frequently, and reviewing it from time to time is very helpful. Here are some links to help you find this information:
- Types of Migraines and Headaches section. This section of our site containes "The Basics," a series of articles about many forms of Migraines and headaches.
- Ocular, Optical, and Opthalmic Migraines. An article that explains the use and misuse of these terms.
- The Type of Migraine Does Matter. Why it's important to have the correct diagnosis.
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