Are EEGs, or electroencephalograms, used to diagnose migraine?

Migraine FAQs: Are EEGs, or electroencephalograms, used to diagnose migraine?

An EEG is usually only given if the migraine sufferer has seizures and epilepsy is suspected. The EEG can detect or rule out other disorders that may be causing the migraine symptoms.

An EEG can detect or help find the cause of epilepsy or other seizure disorders, brain tumors, head or brain injuries, certain dysfunctions in the brain, stroke, brain or head inflammation, bleeding, hemorrhage in the brain, certain sleep disorders, certain types of memory loss, dementia.