Migraine Treatments

If you suffer from migraines then you know that it’s not “just a headache”. Migraines can take you out of action for several days. Murrays Chemist is here to help with a choice of migraine treatments from our store in Harrow.

What is a migraine?

A migraine or migraine attack is a severe headache that often comes with nausea and aversion to light. Your migraine attack might last a few hours or a few days. When suffering from a migraine, you may feel like you need to lie down in a dark and quiet room and not move until it passes.

The causes of migraine are not exactly understood but they may be linked to dilating blood vessels in the head swelling and causing pressure in the brain.

Individuals who suffer from migraines may become aware of what triggers their attacks. Triggers include:

  • Specific food
  • Stress
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Dehydration
  • Weather
  • Loud noises

Taking normal painkiller medication, such as paracetamol, can help but are often ineffective once the migraine has set it.

What migraine treatments are available?

Other than understanding your triggers, there isn’t a migraine treatment that prevents migraines. Instead, there are a number of options to treat the migraine when it starts to help relieve the pain and other symptoms.

  • Over-the-counter painkillers can be effective at treating migraine pain.
  • Anti-sickness tablets help treat nausea.
  • Migraine-specific painkillers that are only available on prescription. These include tablets, injections and nasal sprays.

Often a combination of different medicines is the best option for treating migraines. But you’ll need to work with your pharmacist or GP on finding the right combination for you.

How can I get migraine treatments in Harrow?

You can book a migraine appointment at Harmony Health at Murrays Chemist in Harrow using the booking form below. There, our pharmacist will ask you a few questions about your symptoms before prescribing you a migraine medication to help with your attacks. The pharmacist may also talk about other actions or medications you can take to help prevent or relieve migraine attacks.

It’s important to remember that this treatment isn’t suitable for everyone. If you have any doubts whether this treatment is for you, please speak to Murrays Chemist before booking an appointment.