Headache symptoms

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Tension Headache
Tight band, pressure behind eyes, throbbing
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Migraine with aura
Visual symptoms, hemianopia, flashes (teichopsia), jagged lines (fortification spectra), transient aphasia, nausea, numbess
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Migraine without aura
Prodromal visual symptoms are vague
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Basilar migraine
Tongue tingling, vertigo, diplopia (double vision), transient visual disturbance, syncope, dysarthria (slurred speech), ataxia ( unsteady gait)
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Hemiplegic migraine
Mimics stroke, recovers within 24 hours
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Migraine differentials
SAH, meningitis, thromboembolic TIA, sensory epilepsy
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Cluster headache
Unilateral pain, clusters around one eye, vomiting, ipsilateral lacrimation, usually men aged 30-40
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Migraine management
Paracetamol, metoclopramide (antiemetic), triptans (5HT receptor agonists)
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When to consider prophylaxis
2+ attacks per month, increased headache frequency, significant disability, unable to take treatment medication
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Migraine prophylaxis
Pizotifen (5HT antagonist, antihistamine), propranolol (B blocker), amitriptyline (tricyclics), sodium valproate, SSRIs, verapamil, topiramate, naproxen
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Cluster headache management
Subcutaneous sumatriptan, verapamil (Ca channel blocker), topiramate, lithium carbonate (antiepileptics)
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Migraine with aura

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Visual symptoms, hemianopia, flashes (teichopsia), jagged lines (fortification spectra), transient aphasia, nausea, numbess

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Migraine without aura

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Basilar migraine

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Hemiplegic migraine

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