Name Migraine
Related to/Also known as See also Cluster Headaches
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.
• The British Deaf Association has information in BSL about Migraine.
Types See the Migraine Trust's website:
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Useful national contacts

The Migraine Trust (Migraine Action has merged with the Migraine Trust)
Tel: 020 7631 6970
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National Migraine Centre
Tel. 020 7251 3322
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Children & young people

Young people with migraine (Migraine Trust)
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Advice for 7 to 12 year olds (Migraine Trust)
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Guide for parents and carers (Migraine Trust)
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Migraine in children and adolescents (U.K. National Migraine Centre)
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News and events The Migraine Trust

• The Migraine Trust's ‘State of the Migraine Nation’ project (December 2019)
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Fireccrest Films
Channel 5 is looking for people with migraine to take part in a new documentary.

  • Do you have migraine and are over 18 years of age?
  • Have you been diagnosed by a medical professional?
  • Are you about to begin treatment or have you tried multiple treatments with no success?
  • Are you frustrated by a lack of awareness or understanding around migraines?
  • Would you be interested in trying the latest migraine treatment options?

If this is something you would like to be a part of, please contact FirecrestFilms:
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or call 0141 530 2333 ext 380

Online resources

Migraine (NHS)
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Migraine (Brain & Spine Foundation)
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"The grim reality of migraine care in the UK" Health Service Journal (December 2019)
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Migraine Information Page (U.S. National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke)
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Acupuncture for preventing migraine attacks (Cochrane Evidence)
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Hemiplegic Migraine (Orofacial Pain website)
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Migraine with Aura (U.K. National Migraine Centre)
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Our resources Supporting young migraineursThe 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 Action's info pack "Supporting young migraineurs".