Most people associate migraine with headaches. But migraine is a complex condition of which there are a number of different variants with many different symptoms. One example is abdominal migraine, which involves stomach aches. The variant we are discussing today is atypical migraine. But what, exactly, is this variant of migraine like?
Atypical migraine skips phases
A classic, or typical, migraine undergoes four main phases: prodrome, aura, main attack, and postdrome. But this is where atypical migraine takes a slightly different turn. This is because tends to skip phases, especially aura (this tends to involve flashing lights, blind spots, and other visual disturbances). Without aura, the pain of a headache begins abruptly without any pre-warning.
Atypical migraine sometimes has additional symptoms
Many of the symptoms of this variant are similar to those of the classic migraine. That being said, many individuals believe there are extra symptoms that come along with migraine without aura, and they can last from a few hours to several days. Just some of the symptoms that may arise include: impaired vision, sinus pressure, vomiting, diarrhoea, and a fever.
There are ways to manage this condition
As with all variants of migraine, the condition can be managed. One of the best ways to do this is to prevent the onset of an attack altogether. This usually involves avoiding triggers. This may require you to alter your diet and make other changes to your lifestyle.
If your symptoms persist, an appointment with the doctor may be necessary to allow them to prescribe you with medication. People respond differently to such treatments, so be aware that there is no magic cure. However, this is no reason to lose hope. There are ways to manage atypical migraine – its just about finding the right one that works for you.