Wednesday, October 20, 2010

is it a migraine???

These are the accepted criteria for the diagnosis of a migraine:

  1. At least 5 attacks which meet the following criteria,
  2. A duration of about 4 - 72 hours,
  3. At least two of the following three features: a hammering and pulsating sensation ,headache on one side of the head, medium to strong level of pain,
  4. Pain intensified through normal physical activity, such as climbing the stairs,
  5. At least one accompanying symptom,such as nausea and / or vomiting,sensitivity to light or noise..