Only half of all patients who report experiencing symptoms that would fulfill migraine diagnostic criteria have received a formal migraine diagnosis from a physician.
Pregnant women should steer clear of certain migraine prevention medications which have been associated with decreased IQ scores in children exposed to them in utero.
Though the third edition of the International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD-III) proposes to label aura in non-hemiplegic migraine that lasts longer than one hour but shorter than one week as probable migraine with aura — or probable complex migraine — a group of researchers from Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and California decided to analyze clinical studies to determine whether or not that timeframe aligns with the typical duration of migraine aura.
There is no significant difference in effectiveness in approved drugs for preventing episodic migraine frequency by 50 percent or more.
Children with migraine headaches are more likely to have a history of infantile colic.
Risk of recurrent ulcer bleeding is low in long-term low-dose aspirin (ASA) users with a history of ulcer bleeding and eradication of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), but high in ASA users with a history of ulcer bleeding and negative for H. pylori, according to research published in the March issue of Gastroenterology.