This term applies to migraine that exhibits itself in a form other than head pain. A diagnosis of migraine equivalent is determined by a previous history of migraine attacks, no evidence of organic or physical lesions, and the replacement of normal headaches by an equivalent group of symptoms. It is important that these patients be evaluated thoroughly, with attention to past and family migraine histories. Characteristically, drugs used to treat migraine often help the equivalent symptoms.

Abdominal migraine is one of the variants of migraine headache. This variant most typically occurs in children, and is common for them to had nausea and a “stomach ache” which is often relieved by a nap. They usually have a family history of migraine and...