Episodic: occurring in episodes, coming and going with no discernable pattern.
Migraines and many headache disorders can be episodic or chronic.
You can read more about both episodic and chronic forms of Migraines and Headaches in our section on:
For more terms, see our Migraine and Headache Glossary.
Medical review by John Claude Krusz, PhD, MD.
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+.