Diagnosis of migraine

 

different headache types and their diagnostic features

Red flag symptoms

  1. Associated relevant neurological signs

  2. Associated new onset seizure

  3. Significant unexplained change in headache character

  4. Migraine aura > 1hr

  5. New headache > 50yr old

  6. Headache precipitated by Valsalva manoeuvre

  7. Headache that changes with posture

  8. Headache that wakes from sleep

  9. H/O HIV

  10. H/O cancer