Back to List
"Sinus" Symptoms with Migraine are Consistent
Over Multiple Attacks
Schreiber C.P., et al.
Posted August 2003
Presented at: 45th Annual Scientific Meeting
American Headache Society
June 19-22, 2003; Chicago, Illinois
Objectives: To assess the presence of migraine-associated symptoms and
sinus/nasal symptoms over 3 attacks.
Conclusions: Over 3 attacks, these subjects consistently reported
experiencing sinus area pain, sinus area pressure, and other sinus/nasal symptoms
along with typical migraine symptoms. For these subjects with migraine, which was
previously physician diagnosed or patient self-described as “sinus” headache, sinus
area symptoms were more consistently experienced than many of the cardinal features
of migraine. The clinical presentation of these migraine sufferers whose migraine
attacks had prominent sinus features may have been responsible for their not having
been diagnosed as having migraine headaches.