Top 75 Migraine and Headache Questions, #6

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  • Full Question:
    Can you have a Migraine attack without having a headache?


    Answer:

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    Yes. Migraines attacks can have up to four phases. Not all Migraineurs experience all four phases, and an individual Migraineur can experience different phases during different Migraine attacks. A Migraine without a headache is often referred to as an acephalgic or silent Migraine. For more information about the phases of a Migraine and their symptoms, see:

      Anatomy of a Migraine
      When many people think “migraine” they think only of the pain of migraine. In reality, a migraine episode consists of far more. The typical migraine episode actually consists of four parts, referred to as phases or components.

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    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert



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Published On: April 10, 2007