Migraine is used to describe a particular type of headache. It is a medical condition that can only be confirmed by a doctor.
An attack of migraine is often accompanied, although not always, by the following:
The usual course of treatment is the same as for a headache, that is analgesics (pain killers). However, there are also specialist products available that assist with the added symptoms of a migraine. These products usually contain an anti-emetic. These agents act to suppress the symptoms of nausea and vomiting.
AnalgesicsThere is a huge range of analgesics available on the market today, some contain one pain killer some contain combination of two or more.
There is no preferred analgesic, individuals respond differently to different analgesics. The best way to find out which pain killer is best for you is to try several over a period of time and base your decision on personal experience.
Always follow the instructions given with any analgesic. Always read any labelling to ensure the medication is suitable for your use. Never give prescription analgesics to, or accept them from, another person.
The main analgesics in use are:
Anti-EmeticsThese agents act centrally to combat the feelings of nausea that migraine sufferers may experience.
The following agents are contained in preparations combined with analgesics:
General AdviceIf you suffer from migraine here are a few tips to help you through an attack:
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