There are certain types of migraines that apart from the severity of the pain they cause also include dizziness, vomiting, nausea and even problems with one’s vision.  It is a rare occurrence when migraines can affect other body parts. But the body parts they affect, such migraines are given the names accordingly. If you are suffering from such extreme and rare form of migraines then your doctor can detect and inform you.

Menstrual Migraine– Such a form of migraine is triggered by the hormonal fluctuations that happen in a woman’s body during her menstruation cycle. Such migraines tend to increase during this time period and are severe in nature.Uncommon Types of Migraines

Chronic Migraine– Such a form of migraine also called transformed migraines occurs many times in a month. This type is known to begin at an early age and increase as time passes. Patients start depending on the retail medicines that are available and worsen their situation. They are prone to depression as well.

Ophthalmic Migraine– This type of migraine causes blindness (temporary but partial to complete blindness) in one of the eyes and it happens before the onset of a migraine. It remains from a minute to an hour depending on the severity of the headache.

Basilar Migraine– This form of migraine is common in girls and young women and is caused by the changes in the hormones. It is also called the Bickerstaff syndrome.  Before the onset of headache it causes vertigo and dizziness. It can also lead to loss of balance, slurring of speech, syncope, may cause ringing in the ears or can also lead to unconsciousness.

Hemiplegic Migraines– This form of migraine is temporary but can last for days and 0.03% of Americans are affected by this type.  It can lead to similar conditions like that of having a stroke; can lead to weakness of a side of the body or paralysis, can also cause speech and vision disturbances.  Two forms of Hemiplegic exist:

  • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine (FHMR)- This is passed on genetically so if someone close to you in the family suffers from this type that chances are that you will suffer from it as well.
  • Sporadic Hemiplegic Migraine (SHM)-   This form of headache can occur without any connection to the genetic history of headaches.

Uncommon Types of MigrainesOphthalmoplegic Migraine- This form of migraine occurs in children and young adults.  It causes droopy eyelid due to the paralyzing of the eye muscles and can also cause double vision. There is an occurrence of seizures and vomiting when experiencing this form of migraine.

Status Migrainosus–  This form of migraine can last for days and results in nausea and vomiting. It can get severe enough to dehydrate the patient and can cause the patient to take intravenous treatment.

Abdominal Migraine– This form of migraine results in severe abdominal pain and is found in children where there is history of migraine occurrence in the family. It results in flushing, nausea and vomiting and the effects can continue for 72 hours.  It can also lead to delay in development, clumsiness and even attention deficit problems.

Vertebrobasilar Migraine– This form of migraine causes repeated incidents of vertigo.

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