Migraine without aura
70-90% of people with migraine experience this type
Common symptoms of ‘migraine without aura’
- Attacks of ‘migraine without aura’ last between 4 and 72 hours when untreated or unsuccessfully treated.
- The headache is usually on one side of the head with a throbbing or pulsating pain which affects your normal daily life and will worsen when you take everyday exercise such as walking or climbing stairs.
- During this type of migraine you will be likely to feel sick and may vomit or have diarrhoea.
- You may also become sensitive to light (photophobia) and/or sound (phonophobia).
Likely frequency of attacks
May occur anything from once a year to several times per week.
70-90% of people with migraine experience this type.
Former names/previously used terms for migraine without aura
- Common migraine
- Hemicrania simplex