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Name Migraine
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Symptoms of Migraine

Migraine is a debilitating neurological condition, which often strikes without warning. It affects different people in different ways, but common symptoms include an intense, throbbing headache (usually on one-side of the head), sensitivity to light and noise, nausea or vomiting. Visual disturbances, or aura, are also common.

see also Cluster Headaches

Types  
Useful national contacts Migraine Action
Tel. 0116 275 8317
Link opens in new window www.migraine.org.uk
Find your local support group:
Link opens in new window www.migraine.org.uk/professionals/migraine-support-groups

The Migraine Trust
Tel: 020 7631 6970
Link opens in new window www.migrainetrust.org


National Migraine Centre
Tel. 020 7251 3322
Link opens in new window www.migraineclinic.org.uk

Online resources Cochrane Evidence: Acupuncture for preventing migraine attacks
Link opens in new window www.cochrane.org/CD001218/SYMPT_acupuncture-preventing-migraine-attacks
Migraine Action Adventure (for children and young people)
Tel: 0116 275 8317
Link opens in new window www.migraineadventure.org.uk
Migraine Action Explorers (for children and young people)
Link opens in new window www.migraineexplorers.org.uk

Migraine Action Network (for children and young people)
Link opens in new window www.migrainenetwork.org.uk


Migraine (British Deaf Association video with BSL and text)
Link opens in new window www.bda.org.uk/health-migraine
News and Events

Research Volunteers Needed (Migraine Trust, October 2015)
Link opens in new window www.migrainetrust.org/research-volunteers

Our resources

Migraine : Understanding and coping with Migraine by Ann Rush The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on Migraine and on a wide range of disability-related issues.

Visit our library to read Migraine : Understanding and coping with Migraine by Ann Rush. Or have a look in your local library for this book.