Headache

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Headaches of a new type, pattern, or severity occur commonly in ME/CFS.

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  • Katrina Berne, PhD, reports a prevalence of 75-95% for headache, and 50% for daily headache.[1]

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  • In the Canadian Consensus Criteria, pain is a required criteria for diagnosis. It requires that "there is a significant degree of myalgia. Pain can be experienced in the muscles, and/or joints, and is often widespread and migratory in nature. Often there are significant headaches of new type, pattern or severity."[3]
  • In the Fukuda criteria, the symptom of headaches of a new type, pattern, or severity can be used to help form a diagnosis.[4]
  • In the Holmes criteria, generalized headaches (of a type, severity, or pattern that is different from headaches the patient may have had in the premorbid state) are an optional criteria for diagnosis, under the section Minor Symptom Criteria.[5]

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