Symptoms are similar to typical migraine with:
- intense, sometimes throbbing, or pulsing headache pain
- nausea and/or vomiting when headaches occur
- sensitivity to light and/or sound that increases the pain
Although many of the headaches suffered by those with chronic migraine may not resemble the ‘typical’ migraine attack, often involving symptoms more suggestive of:
- ’tension’ type headaches
- ’sinus’ headaches
- ’neck pain’ headaches
Not infrequently this leads to misdiagnoses, with the correct diagnosis actually that of chronic migraine disorder
Chronic migraine sufferers also experience their headaches more frequently with:
- 15 or more headaches per month and;
- 8 of the headaches have migraine features (such as those associated with typical migraine)
What should you do, the migraineur, who is developing, or has developed chronic migraine?
First, recognize the disorder for what it is, and do not underestimate its potential capacity for eroding your health, happiness and productivity.
If this is you, it’s time to seek assistance from a specialist migraine clinician
Take our test to see if you suffer from Chronic Migraines.