What do you need to know?

Being a migraine sufferer can be a lonely experience. It is a pain that many people find difficult to understand. But did you know that there are nearly 8 million people in the UK who suffer from migraines? Here are some tips on migraines and how to deal with them.

What is a migraine?

A migraine is the result of narrowing of the blood vessels in the brain and the back of the head and neck. You’ll know when you’re having a migraine because, if you have severe, attack-like pain on the side of your head, you may also have visual disturbances (known as an ‘aura’) and sickness.

What causes them?

No one knows exactly what causes migraines. Some people get migraines when they are stressed.

Others consider it an allergic reaction to different types of food.

If you suspect that diet may be the cause of your migraine attacks, you can follow an elimination diet. If you do this and you don’t have an attack for a while, then it’s possible a food allergy could be responsible for your migraine.

If you believe for sure, put the suspect foods into your diet every two days. If you get a migraine after eating a certain food, you may have found the culprit!

See your migraine doctor to get an accurate diagnosis.

How can you prevent migraine attacks?

Every day, modern medicine advances more and more about what causes migraines. And one day, migraines may be a thing of the past. Until then, there are some simple things you can do to help live easy.

Build your support

Put together a support team for friends, family and work colleagues who may be having a migraine attack and need help from you. Tell them what triggers your migraines and what they can do to make it easier to cope with a migraine attack.

Stay prepared when you're out and about

Did you know that if you delay taking pain relievers when a migraine starts, your stomach’s ability to absorb the medicine later on can be reduced? This is why it is important that you keep an effective and fast-acting pain reliever, such as Dolofix products, with you at all times so you can get help quickly as soon as you start having an attack. to migraine

Home emergency plans

Create a plan for a migraine diet. For example, have emergency food supplies in the refrigerator, those that are needed for food during migraine attacks.

Survival at work

A migraine can come at any time. So what can you do if you are at work and you feel a migraine developing? First try to adjust the lighting on your desk, to reduce the brightness on your computer screen – this may be the reason your migraine has started. If that doesn’t help, see if there’s a room you can go to and lie down for half an hour. If you think that work pressure is causing your migraines, you may need to negotiate a different work style with your boss.