Migraine without Aura-This would be a classic migraine or migraine without "aura" symptoms (generally visual, but can also be sensory or motor disturbances)
Migraine with Aura- Classified with visual symptoms, blind spots, hallucinations, smelling odors that aren't there, change in taste and feeling.-sometimes numbness. Loss of words or inability to speak properly
Hemiplegic Migraine- Rare, generally a family history. MOTOR paralysis, sensory disturbances. "pins and needles"
Ophthalmoplegic Migraine- generally pain near/around/behind the eye
Retinal Migraine-generally classified with loss of vision, then dull headache behind the eye
Basilar Artery Migraine-very rare form, clasified by pain in the back of the head, ringing in the ears, nausea/vomiting, dizziness, confusion or lack of balance and is strongly related to hormonal influences which primarily strikes young adult women/adolescent girls
Abdominal Migraine-mostly in children, generally 5-9 years old, pain in the abdomen also with nausea and vomiting
Figuring out which type is difficult at times as they can be very similar, however, it is necessary so the best course of treatment can be followed.
Take note of what your headache feels like and what area of the head hurts. Try to use words like "sharp, stabbing, dull, aching, drilling, poking, shooting, pulsating, gnawing, burning, intense, nagging" these will help your physician understand what it feels like.
Keeping a food diary is a great way to see if there are patterns affecting your head pain. (this is also good for emotional state, sleep patterns, chemically induced head pain etc)
There are many things to consider...I hope this has helped some!
If you feel like what your doctor is saying is not "fitting" what you are feeling, feel free to get a second or even third opinion.
I use this often, I was trying to break things down a little for "beginners" (if I can say that without it coming off wrong) so that they can see that what their doctors may call "migraines" could be a variation and give ideas of things they can look up.
I appreciate the link