More than half of migraine sufferers are women; so, let’s talk treatment?

Research shows that 4.9 million Australians experience migraines, of which 71% are women.1 They’re thought to be more common in women than men due to hormonal factors.2

Migraines can impact people very differently as there are a variety of symptoms including nausea, vomiting and photophobia (sensitivity to light). No matter the severity of symptoms, migraines are a difficult neurological disorder for anyone to live with. However, there’s several treatment options available.

Migraine Treatments:

Preventative treatments

For patients with recurring migraines, medication can be used as an effective way of managing migraines. Consult with your GP for more advice on this. If you already have a regular migraine prescription, our new online prescription service Scripts Now – formed in partnership with Priceline – can deliver you medication straight to your door.

Acute treatments

There are a variety of medications used to treat acute migraine symptoms. These include anti-nausea medications, paracetamol, aspirin, and a group of medications called triptans. Speak to your GP for advice.   

Complementary therapies

Complementary therapies are a treatment option often used to decrease the severity of migraines. There are plenty of therapies that can help, including: chiropractic therapy, acupuncture, osteopathy and hydrotherapy. 

 

References:
  1. Migraine & Headache Australia. Prevalence and Cost of Headache.
  2. Migraine & Headache Australia. Migraine – a Common and Distressing Disorder.