Migraine & other headaches
Migraine affects about 10% of the population and is a very common reason for people to miss work, school or university. For some people it’s just an occasional issue, for others it is more frequent and debilitating. In some cases it is possible to identify the triggers and reduce the number of attacks, but for some people no cause will be apparent. Many sufferers run into difficulty with overuse of painkillers which can, in time, make their headaches get worse. Preventive medications are recommended if symptoms are occurring more than twice per month.
The selection of articles below explores migraine triggers, medication overuse headaches , the different types of “auras” that migraine-sufferers may experience, and when preventive treatments for migraine should be considered. There’s also lots of information about other common types of headaches, and how to recognise the signs of a more serious headache.