- Migraine is a pain in the head that is often one-sided, throbbing (painful beating of the “heart” in the head).
- This pain is often strong, even very strong.
- It is often accompanied by an annoyance to noise and/or light.
- It lasts less than 3 consecutive days (without treatment).
- Sometimes it is accompanied by visual disturbances (flickering, light spots, reduced vision).
- Sensitivity abnormalities (sometimes with tingling) are sometimes described on a part of the body.
- Some people experience difficulty speaking during crisis.
Childhood migraine can take specific forms:
- Benign paroxysmal vertigo.
- Benign paroxysmal torticollis.
- Cyclic vomiting.
- Abdominal migraine.