Migraine is a disabling primary headache disorder. 

Migraines are episodes of periodic headaches with complete resolution between attacks.

People can have different frequencies of attacks. They can happen a few times each week or a few times in your life.

Symptoms of migraine

A migraine attack can include the following stages:

  • Prodromal stage (before the headache) – change in mood or appetite 
  • Aura – neurological symptoms e.g. visual, motor or sensory disturbances 
  • Headache – throbbing or pulsating headache, this can be on one side of the head or both sides
  • Nausea – people can feel sick with the headache 
  • Resolution – this is when the headache resolves completely 

Treatment of migraine 

Your doctor can prescribe you pain relief or specific migraine treatment for the pain and nausea 

  • Paracetamol 
  • Ibuprofen 
  • Aspirin 
  • Triptans 
  • Prochlorperazine 

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