Migraine can be a debilitating problem and extremely painful. The right migraine treatment London patients choose will depend on the symptoms and their care package. Migraine can be due to neurological issues. Therefore, it may be worthwhile visiting a neurologist to seek the right migraine treatment.

The National Migraine Centre explain that the word migraine can mean the attack itself.  However, it can also mean the underlying disease that causes the attack. It can occur on one side of the head, swap sides or even be across the whole skull. The pain can be overwhelming and chronic.

Options for Migraine Treatment London

Headache is a common neurological disorder. Migraine, however, is much more complex and debilitating.

Treating migraine usually involves a combination of painkillers and triptans. Some painkillers are not effective in treating migraine and others your body can get used to over time. Therefore, long-term migraine management may mean changing medication over time. Many patients find they feel better when taking aspirin and ibuprofen rather than paracetamol or even codeine. Other stronger versions of ibuprofen in the form of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may be prescribed by a doctor too. Triptans are not painkillers but are often used in the treatment of migraine. They mimic serotonin in the body and can help to limit the impact of a migraine.

Migraine treatment requires some trial and error. Patients experience their own unique version of the same condition. Therefore, the treatment available differs from patient to patient. Dr Paviour sees many patients with migraine and their treatment plans can differ significantly.

Preventative Migraine Treatment

Preventative treatments for migraine do not work for everyone. However, for others preventative migraine treatments are vital for managing the condition. Some patients take daily medication to prevent the chance of attacks occurring. These medications mainly work on serotonin, and they may take a few months to work. Most patients also keep a migraine diary whilst on preventative medication. This is to measure whether the prevention is worth the additional medication.

Appointments for Migraine with Dr Paviour

Dr Paviour is an experienced, London-based consultant neurologist. He holds clinics at a range of locations for new and returning patients. Patients can discuss their symptoms, migraine occurrences and the right migraine treatment for their situation. Migraine is a complex condition that often requires the input of neurology for an effective treatment plan. If you experience migraine and need additional medical help and support, get in touch with Dr Paviour’s team today.