Migraine Treatments

Depending on how bad your migraine attacks are, and their frequency, your general practitioner may recommend different options to help improve symptoms.

Identifying any triggers for migraine attacks such as emotional or physical stress, the impact of environmental factors or even certain foods, and implementing changes to adapt your lifestyle to avoid these can help to reduce the incidence of migraine episodes.

Drug treatment for acute symptoms of migraine

These can range from common headache/migraine treatments that you can buy from chemists or supermarkets to prescription drugs specifically designed to help reduce migraine symptoms.

Preventative Treatments

If you are getting more than 4 migraines a month, your Doctor may consider prescribing a preventative medication to help reduce the frequency and/or severity of your headaches.

Preventative treatments do not eliminate headaches entirely, so you may also need to take an effective acute treatment alongside it.

Botox injections are just one of a wide range of different preventative medications that a Doctor may consider to help reduce the impact that migraine has on a sufferer’s quality of life. 

Complementary Treatments

Acupuncture, homeopathy and some physical therapies are sometimes tried by migraine sufferers – especially those who may be concerned about the side effects of certain drug treatments or who haven’t found good relief of symptoms from conventional therapies suggested by their doctor.

For more information on different treatment options, we recommend that you visit the Migraine Action website which is a comprehensive information resource for migraine sufferers : http://www.migraine.org.uk/