Migraine Term of the Day - Interictal
What does the term interictal mean, on it’s own and when applied to Migraines and headaches?
When we’re looking at Migraine and headache information, whether it’s from our doctor, a book, or an online article, we sometimes come across medical terms that can be confusing.
Sometimes, it’s easy enough to substitute another word or a short phrase for the medical term. At other times, substituting just doesn’t convey quite the same meaning or takes more than a few words.
Understanding medical terminology helps us be better prepared to work with our doctors as true treatment partners so the can made decisions us.
Today’s term: Interictal.
Interictal is the period of time between events, attacks, or episodes.
Some examples:* Many Migraineurs experience _photophobia _ interictally.
- _Allodynia _ can occur during interictal periods.
Related content:> _Measuring the Impact of Migraine When Not Experiencing an Attack _
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© Ellen Schnakenberg, 2013. Last updated January 10, 2014.
Ellen wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Migraine.