Migraine Treatment & Prevention

Management of migraines, usually involves a combination of knowing your triggers, lifestyle modification, medications and in some cases botulinum (Botox ®) injections. There are a number of triggers including:

  • Hormonal changes in women
  • Alcohol – especially wine
  • Caffeine
  • Stress
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Weather fluctuations
  • Foods e.g. cheese or skipping meals
  • Food additives such as aspartame and monosodium glutamate
  • Intense physical exertion
  • Medications such at the oral contraceptive pill and vasodilators (e.g. nitoglycerin)
  • Sensory stimuli – bright lights, strong smells and loud noise.

If you are a migraine sufferer, it is worth keeping a lifestyle diary to help identify your triggers. The easiest way to alleviate frequency is to avoid anything that brings them. Obviously this is not always possible – we can’t all jump on a plane to avoid a change in barometric pressure!

Medication can be divided into treatment and prevention of migraines. In cases of recurrent migraines botulinum injections can be useful. A medical consultation is required to assess suitability.

Treatment costs can be discussed during a consultation.

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  • Migraines