Migraine Quiz

Migraine Quiz

Migraine Quiz

If you think you may be experiencing migraines, it will help a lot to understand precisely what a migraine is. You know it's an intense headache. But what else is involved?  Find out more about migraine as well as what's going on inside your brain during a migraine, also known as pathophysiology.

Excerpted from The Woman’s Migraine Survival Guide

However, all answers are equally true for men or women.

Answer ” true” or “false” to the following questions:

1. My headaches are severe and pounding.

 

True

 

False
2. I often feel nauseous during a headache attack.

 

True

 

False
3. The headaches come before or during my period.

 

True

 

False
4. My mother or my sister (or daughter or father) has the same kind of headaches.

 

True

 

False
5. I have missed work or important events because of my headaches,

 

True

 

False
6. I can’t stand any light or noise when I have a bad headache.

 

True

 

False
7. Moving around too much or bending over can make the pain worse.

 

True

 

False
8. The pain is often on one side of my head.

 

True

 

False
9. Tylenol or aspirin doesn’t help much (or not at all).

 

True

 

False
10. My headache can last from about five hours to several days.

 

True

 

False
If you answered “true” to more than three of these questions, you may indeed be suffering from migraines. If you answered “true” to six or more, then you probably do have migraines. Have your doctor make the final analysis.

 

If you think you may be experiencing migraines, it will help a lot to understand precisely what a migraine is.
You know it’s an intense headache. But what else is involved? Find out more about migraine as well as what’s going on inside your brain during a migraine, also known as pathophysiology.