Atypical migraine

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What is atypical migraine?

Atypical Migraine, also known as common migraine, is a type of migraine that is not preceded by a sensory disturbance (aura). Clinically this type of migraine is referred to as migraine without aura. Headaches are generally one-sided and may be accompanied by nausea and other debilitating symptoms.

Common symptoms reported by people with atypical migraine

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with atypical migraine

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Imitrex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
atypical migraine (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
atypical migraine (4) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Maxalt)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
atypical migraine (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Zomig)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
atypical migraine (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (2) atypical migraine (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
atypical migraine (2) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
atypical migraine (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (2) atypical migraine (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3)

Data from patients with atypical migraine, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with atypical migraine

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Imitrex)
Perceived effectiveness
for atypical migraine (2 evaluations)
Side effects
chest pressure injection site pain 1 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
atypical migraine (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
atypical migraine (4) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Maxalt)
Perceived effectiveness
for atypical migraine (2 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue heart palpitations
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
atypical migraine (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Zomig)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
atypical migraine (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for atypical migraine (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2) atypical migraine (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
agitation
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for atypical migraine (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
atypical migraine (2) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Perceived effectiveness
for atypical migraine (3 evaluations)
Side effects
heartburn abdominal pain 3 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
atypical migraine (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
asthma cold intolerance 4 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2) atypical migraine (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
anxious mood heartburn
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with atypical migraine, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has atypical migraine on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 6
20s 20
30s 73
40s 142
50s 141
60s 66
70+ 10
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 128
20-29 years 54
30-39 years 40
40-49 years 25
50-59 years 12
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 55
Female 400

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 289
Not Diagnosed 35

These charts show data from atypical migraine patients who have completed their condition history
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