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What are the symptoms of hemicrania continua?

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People with hemicrania continua describe a dull ache or throb that’s interrupted by pain that is:

Some people will have these headaches steadily for months or years. For others, the pain will go away for weeks or months, then come back.

  • Jolting
  • Sharp
  • Stabbing
  • Attacks that usually happen three to five times a day.

From: Hemicrania Continua WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Hemicrania Continua Information Page."

The Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders: "Hemicrania Continua."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 27, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Hemicrania Continua Information Page."

The Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders: "Hemicrania Continua."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 27, 2018

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