Prodromes and the early phase of the migraine attack: therapeutic relevance.

@article{Buzzi2005ProdromesAT,
  title={Prodromes and the early phase of the migraine attack: therapeutic relevance.},
  author={Maria Gabriella Buzzi and Daniela Cologno and Rita Formisano and Paolo Rossi},
  journal={Functional neurology},
  year={2005},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={179-83}
}
A migraine attack is a multiphasic event. In some patients the initial phase of the attack is characterized by the presence of "prodromes" or "premonitory symptoms" which are not recognized by the patient as part of the attack. Premonitory symptoms are defined as "symptoms preceding and forewarning of a migraine attack by 2-48 hours, occurring before the aura in migraine with aura and before the onset of pain in migraine without aura". Migraine premonitory symptoms should be differentiated from… CONTINUE READING

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