I have got a migraine

What you can try at home

A migraine is a reoccurring headache that’s strong enough to stop you from carrying on with daily life.

Self-care tips:

  • Ask your pharmacist for advice. They may recommend over-the-counter painkillers. These are usually more effective if taken at the first signs of a migraine attack.
  • Combination medicines, which contain painkillers and anti-sickness medicines for migraine, can be bought without prescription. Always get your pharmacist’s advice first.

When to seek professional help

If your migraines are severe, you may need stronger migraine-specific medicines that are only available on prescription from your GP.

Find more information on treating migraines.



Migraine Action

Migraine Action is the national advisory and support charity for people affected by migraines.

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