FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)2023-04-11T13:43:32+00:00

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is a complex migraine?2023-03-06T14:55:05+00:00

What is a complex migraine?

A complex migraine (also known as a complicated migraine), is a type of migraine that involves neurological symptoms, in addition to the typical migraine symptoms like a throbbing head pain, nausea and sensitivity to light and sound.

The neurological symptoms associated with a complex migraine can include visual disturbances, such as:

  • Flashing lights
  • Zig zag lines
  • Blind spots
  • Difficulty speaking or understanding (also known as aphasia)
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Weakness or numbness on one side of the body
  • Dizziness / vertigo
  • Disorientation.

Complex migraines are considered a subtype of migraine with aura, which means they are preceded by a warning sign or aura, typically visual.

However, unlike typical migraine with aura, complex migraines may involve more severe and prolonged symptoms that can last for many hours or even days.

What does a migraine calendar look like?2023-03-06T14:55:27+00:00

What does a migraine calendar look like?

A migraine calendar is used to track the frequency and severity of your migraines and headaches.

There are many different designs, but most are a list / calendar with the following information:


Notes for:

  • Medication: What did you take to treat the migraine. This is very important to keep track of, so you don’t overmedicate, which can end up making your situation worse.
  • Triggers: A record of potential triggers that can cause the migraine. It can be stress, certain foods, hormonal changes, weather changes etc.
  • General notes: Any additional information about the migraine, such as activities done prior to the attack, changes in your routine, or other factors that may have affected the migraine.

Time –  The time the migraine started and ended.

Duration – The length of the migraine.

Depending on your situation some fields may not be relevant. A very thorough migraine diary can end up not being used, if it’s too much work to fill out.

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