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Flashcards in Headache Deck (26)
1

What are the general types of headache?

Primary
Secondary

2

What are some primary types of headache?

Tension type headache
Cluster headache
Migraine

3

What are some secondary types of headache?

Tumour
Meningitis
Vascular disease
Systemic infection
Head injury
Drug induced

4

What is the commonest type of headache?

Primary

5

What is the most frequent type of primary headache but is NOT disabling?

Tension type headache

6

What is the presentation of tension type headache?

Mild Bilateral headache
Not limiting

7

How long does infrequent ETTH occur?

<1 day/ month

8

How often down frequent ETTH last?

1-14 days /month

9

How long does CTTH last for?

>15 days

10

Wha abortive treatment can be given for TTH?

Aspirin
Paracetamol
NSAIDs
(limit to 10 days/ month or 2 days/ week)

11

What preventative treatment can be given for TTH?

TCAs

12

What is the most frequent DISABLING headache?

Migraine

13

What is a migraine?

A chronic disorder with episodic attacks

14

What symptoms are observed during attack?

Headache
Nausea
Photophobia
Functional disability

15

What are some of the triggers of migraine?

Stress
Dehydration
Hunger
Hormone
Diet
Sleep disturbance
Environmental stimuli

16

What symptoms may be observed in a premonitory phase of migraine?

Mood change -irratibility
Fatiguw
muscle change

17

What symptoms are observed in aura?

Visual, sensory, motor or speech symptoms

18

What other condition can an aura/ migraine be confused with?

TIA

19

How long does a chronic migraine last for?

>15 days of headache of which > 8 days have been migraine, for more than 3 months

20

What can exacerbate chronic headaches?

Medication overuse

21

How many days should meds be used in treatment of headache?

<10 days/month

22

What can be used in the treatment of migraine?

Aspirin
NSAIDs
Triptans

23

What prophylactic treatment can be given for migraines?

Propanolol
Anti-epileptics
TCAs

24

What type of migraine gets bettie in pregnancy?

Migraine without aura

25

Which medication is contraindicated in women with active migraine with aura?

OCT pill

26

What medications should be avoided as prophylactic meds for migraine in young women?

Anti-epileptics