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Where pain from supratentorial structures is referred to

anterior 2/3 of head

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Where pain from infratentorial structures is referred to

vertex and back of head

2

Duration of migraine attacks

4-72 hours

3

Most common type of HA

tension-type HA

4

2 major triggers of cluster HAs

alcohol and tobacco

5

Group of medications that may be used as a bridge when treating medication overuse HA

NSAIDs

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What qualifies a HA as chronic

Occurs more days in a month than not

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Inflammation of the temporal arteries that causes a throbbing pain in the temporal area that can lead to blindness

giant cell arteritis

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Best acute treatment for cluster HA

100% oxygen inhalation

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2 prophylactic treatments for cluster HA

Lithium and CCBs

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Best treatment for ice-pick HA

indomethacin

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The drug of choice for prophylaxis of tension-type HA

Amitriptyline

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5 groups of medications that can be used for acute migraine treatment

1. Simple analgesics
2. Narcotics
3. Ergot derivatives
4. Triptans
5. Transcranial magnetic stimulation

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5 medications that have FDA approval for migraine prophylaxis

1. Valproic acid
2. Propranolol
3. Topiramate
4. Timolol
5. Onabotulinum toxin