Most people are probably familiar with the two main types of Migraine - Migraine without Aura and Migraine with Aura, but that barely scratches the surface of the types of Migraine and the subtypes. This can be valuable information, so we're going to delve into the types of Migraine as well as the subtypes.
Migraine is divided into two major subtypes, migraine without aura and migraine with aura. Migraine with aura is less common, occurring in 25-30% of migraineurs. Few people have the aura phase with every migraine attack. Thus, it’s quite common to be diagnosed with both migraine with aura and migraine without aura.
Migraine attacks generally last four to 72 hours. As if 72 hours isn't long and bad enough, there are times when a debilitating Migraine attack goes longer than 72 hours. At that point, it's termed Status Migrainosus, and it's one of the most frustrating situations Migraine patients can face.