Question: twelveyearold f is brought to the clinic by her mother...
Twelve-year-old F is brought to the clinic by her mother with a report of blurred vision, vomiting, and
severe headaches. Upon further questioning, the nurse obtains the following information:
- Onset of menses 3 months ago with last period ending 3 days ago.
- Headaches began about 6 months ago.
- Headaches that tend to be unilateral and are described as throbbing and lasting as long as a day.
- Accompanying symptoms include severe nausea, blurred vision, and sensitivity to light.
- Her mother reports having similar headaches when she was “that age”.
1. What type of headache does the nurse think S is experiencing? Give a rationale for your answer.
2. What are the pathophysiology mechanisms associated with this type of headache?
3. What are some possible triggers for this type of headache?
4. Briefly describe the symptoms associated with other types of headache.