Finding Migraine Relief

Living with migraine can be challenging and, while there is no cure, combining migraine medication –such as Imigran® Migraine – along with other treatment options and lifestyle choices can be an effective way to find migraine relief.

 

For acute relief of migraine in patients who have a stable, well-established pattern of symptoms.

 

Available without a script. Ask your pharmacist for Imigran® Migraine.

Managing migraine

It often takes a combination of approaches to keep migraine well managed, including:

 

  • Making lifestyle changes
  • Identifying migraine triggers
  • Using complementary or other types of non-medication therapies
  • Migraine medication treatments

 

The options and treatments that best suit your migraine will depend on the type of symptoms you get, how severe they are and how often attacks occur.

Migraine diaries

If you’re looking to get your migraine attack under control, then it may be a good idea to create a migraine diary.

Keeping a migraine diary can help:

• Show any patterns to your migraine attacks
• Work out what may be triggering your migraine
• Track how well any relief measures, lifestyle changes or treatments are working

 

Recording the details of a migraine attack, such as when it started and finished, what you were doing when it started,

what symptoms you had and what provided relief, can be really helpful when it comes to understanding and managing

your migraine.

 

The diary can be as detailed as you like, and there are tracking Apps and printed versions available.

Lifestyle changes

When you have migraine, it’s common to be sensitive to changes going on inside your body, as well as outside in your social and work environments. Being mindful of these changes and making small adjustments can help reduce the frequency and even severity of your migraine attacks.

 

Common lifestyle changes that may help include:

 

  • Taking regular exercise
  • Keeping to a regular sleep pattern
  • Staying hydrated
  • Not skipping meals
  • Keeping stress under control
  • Identifying and avoiding any migraine triggers

Migraine medication treatment

There are lots of different non-medication options suggested to help migraine, ranging from taking supplements such as vitamins and minerals, to behavioural treatments relaxation therapies and acupuncture, to name but a few.

 

Not everyone will benefit from these treatments, but the good news is that there are other over the counter treatments available.

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Medications for managing migraine symptoms
The majority of people living with migraine may need to use some kind of medication at some point to help manage a migraine attack and its associated symptoms.
The first thing to remember when using a migraine treatment is to take it as early as possible for it to be most effective.
Speak to your pharmacist about treatments available that specifically help relieve the symptoms of migraines.
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General pain-relieving medications
Some people – generally those with only mild to moderate migraine pain – find relief by using over-the counter pain-relief medications such as paracetamol or ibuprofen.
While these medications may help some people, not everyone finds them effective, so it’s good to know that there are treatments designed specifically for migraine – like Imigran® Migraine – that can help.
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Migraine-specific medications
As someone living with migraine, you may not be aware that there are a group of migraine-specific medications called triptans. Triptans are used to treat migraine attacks, and when taken early, can stop the onset of migraine and its associated symptoms.
There are various types of triptan medications – including sumatriptan (the active ingredient in Imigran® Migraine), eletriptan and rizatriptan.
Imigran® Migraine (sumatriptan) is available behind the counter in a 2 pack for the acute relief of migraine in patients who have a stable, well-established pattern of symptoms.
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Anti-sickness medications
There are various other medications you can use when feeling or being sick. These anti-sickness or antiemetic medications work best if taken as soon as your migraine-associated nausea begins.
Ask your pharmacist what medications are available over the counter that can help with symptoms of migraines such as nausea and vomiting.
It’s important to see your doctor if you’re not sure you have migraine or if your symptoms start to
change or new ones appear.

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