Migraine is a type of headache which can be quite severe and debilitating and can impair daily activities.
It usually occurs on one side of the head, and vomiting or feeling sick may also present or increased sensitivity to sound or light.
There is no exact cause but there is a strong hereditary link.
Some migraines occur with an aura - i.e a sensation that they are about to have a migraine or some occur without an aura.
Some migraines occur with an aura but no headache.
If you have never had a migraine diagnosed by a doctor, then this needs to be done to ensure you have the right treatment plan as regular preventative treatment may be necessary.
Certain foods can trigger a migraine or hormonal changes due to the menstrual cycle
Treatment options are based on which symptoms are the worse.
Simple pain killers such as ibuprofen or paracetamol can be sufficient
Migraleve has two types of tablets:
Pink - these contain paracetamol and codeine plus an anti emetic to stop feeling sick.
Yellow - these contain paracetamol and codeine.
Buccastem M is very useful where nausea and vomiting are present and the tablet is placed between the upper gum and lip.
The triptans have revolutionised treatment of migraine sufferers.
Please use our online consultation service to order a particular triptan.