6th – 12th September 2020
During September, a week is held to raise awareness of migraines and the impact these can have on our physical health.
Migraines are a more severe type of headache that can have a serious impact on our physical health including nausea, disturbances with vision alongside sensitivity to light and touch. Migraines also come in
different forms depending on the symptoms people are experiencing around the time of the attack. Around 70-90% of people will
suffer from Migraine without Aura, meaning suffering from neurological symptoms unlike Migraine with Aura where symptoms tend to be neurological. However, there are other types of migraines and these
types of migraines and their symptoms can be found here:
Migraine without Aura is an intense headache that tends to affect one side of
the head which gets worse when participating in everyday activities. You may
also experience nausea and vomiting and may even become sensitive to light
and sound. These migraines will tend to last between 4 and 72 hours when left untreated or been treated unsuccessfully but some treatments considered to help ease migraines such as over the counter painkillers like paracetamol or medication prescribed by your GP.
It is important that migraine type headaches are investigated due to the impact they can have on our physical health and so they can be treated with the right medication and treatments dependent on the type of migraine that you have so you have minimal disruption to everyday life whilst suffering a migraine attack.