• Nancy Harris Bonk
    Health Guide
    November 20, 2009
    Nancy Harris Bonk
    Health Guide
    November 20, 2009

    Hi Mikele,


    I'm not sure what type of question you are asking here, but I can give you a bit of imformation on the different types of Migraines to start you off, and what a Migraine is? How does that sound?  


    A diagnosis if Migraine requires symptoms other than headache -- nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light or sound. You can read more about the phases of a Migraine attack and their symptoms in Anatomy of a Migraine.  And for purposes of treatment, learning about your Migraines, being able to get care if you're away from home, etc., you need a full diagnosis of what type of Migraine you have. You can read more about this in The Type of Migraine Does Matter.


    Trigger identification and management is an important part of Migraine management and preventing Migraines. You may have some triggers that you can avoid, thus preventing Migraines brought on by those triggers. Do you know what any of your triggers are? When working to identify triggers one of the best tools is a good Migraine diary. You can read more about this and download a free diary workbook in our article Your Migraine and Headache Diary.


    I hope this helps,



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