Migraines (Vascular Headache)
Migraines are a chronic neurological variant of headaches, usually predicted by the sufferer through an onset know as aura. Not all migraine sufferers experience this aura, but all migraine sufferers will describe a one sided (the side may change) episodic attack characterised by head pain and other symptoms. These symptoms include: nausea, photophobia (hypersensitivity to light), phonophobia (hypersensitivity to noise), and vomiting. The head pain during a migraine is severe and may last up to 72 hours with associated scalp tenderness. Migraines are most common in females between the ages of 10 and 30 years.
Migraines can be confused with sinus headaches and cluster headaches.