Allodynia a condition in which an ordinarily painless stimulus is experienced as being painful.
When discussing Migraine disease and other headache disorders, we generally see Allodynia listed as a possible of a Migraine attack. During a Migraine, we can experience cutaneous (of the skin) allodynia. You’ve probably heard people say that even their hair hurts during a Migraine. That’s allodynia. It can hurt to touch your head, brush your hair… for some people, allodynia can affect the entire body for a time, making even clothes or bed linens against their skin uncomfortable.
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Teri Robert is a leading patient educator and advocate and the author of Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches. A co-founder of the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy and the American Headache and Migraine Association, she received the National Headache Foundation’s Patient Partners Award and a Distinguished Service Award from the American Headache Society. Teri can be found on her website, and blog, Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+.