TYPES
SYMPTOMS
MEDS
NURSING
OTHER STUFF
100
May occur infrequently, episodically, or chronically
What are tension headaches?
100
Often described as bilateral pressing or tightening.
What is a tension headache?
100
Should be taken at first sign of a migraine.
What is Triptans or Imitrex?
100
A dark, quiet environment is suggested at the beginning of this type of headache.
What is migraine?
100
The pathophysiology is unknown.
What are headaches?
200
Risk factors include a family history.
What are migraine headaches?
200
Characterized by throbbing pain synchronous with pulse.
What is a migraine?
200
Used most frequently to treat tension headaches.
What are non opiate or OTC analgesics?
200
Chocolate, cheese, onion, aspartame, oranges, MSG, red wine, and alcohol.
What are triggers for migraine headaches?
200
May exist in combination with migraine headaches.
What are tension headaches?
300
Botox may be used to treat this type of headache.
What is migraine?
300
Characterized as sharp and stabbing pain radiating to the forehead, temple, cheek, nose or gums.
What is a cluster headache?
300
May take 2-3 months to take effect.
What is topiramate (Topamax)?
300
Mechanism for patient to record headache information.
What is keeping a diary?
300
Headache that may get progressively worse over time.
What is a migraine?
400
These types of headaches have a neurovascular component.
What are tension, cluster, migraine, or all types of headaches?
400
Headache that is time limited.
What is a cluster headache?
400
Should not be taken if there is a history of heart disease.
What are the Triptans or Imitrex?
400
Exercise, relaxation, and socialization.
What are activities that decrease the occurrence of headaches?
400
The most rare form of headache.
What is cluster?
500
Headache with the most severe pain.
What is cluster?
500
Associated with a prodrome.
What is a migraine?
500
Abruptly stopping this medication may trigger seizures.
What is topiramate (Topamax)?
500
Acute treatment for this type of headache is oxygen.
What is cluster?
500
May proceed the headache phase by several hours or days.
What is the prodrome or prodome phase?
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