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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.

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Medical review by John Claude Krusz, PhD, MD.