Basilar migraine - Definition

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Migraines are very common in the general population; they appear in young adults and affect women more often. This is the most common cause of headaches, which occurs as repeated attacks that can be very debilitating. In general, migraines affect one side of the skull, appear quickly, and disappear after a few hours. Among the various types, there are the so-called basilar migraine headaches which create pain in the posterior part of the skull and are often accompanied by dizziness. A rest in a dark, quiet room reduces the intensity of the pain and analgesics are used. If the attacks are disabling or occur too often, drugs can be used.