A migraine is identified as a moderate or severe headache which creates a throbbing pain on one side of the head. Some people will only experience an occasional migraine, with months or even years passing between occurrences. But for some, they can become more regular. If you find that you're experiencing regular migraines, call on our GP service in Marbella for migraine and see how we could help manage your recurring migraines.
Migraines are very common and tend to affect one on five women and one in every fifteen men. They usually start to occur during early adulthood and can cause other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and over-sensitivity to light and noise.
Our GP service in Marbella will often look at managing your migraines depending on what type of migraine you experience. The types of migraine generally include:
- An aura migraine - these migraines often come with early warning signs such as seeing flashing lights.
- A non-aura migraine - this is the most common type of migraine which generally occurs without any warnings.
- An aura migraine without a headache - these are sometimes referred to as silent migraines this is where you experience some of the symptoms of a migraine but don't develop a headache with it.
When to seek medical advice
You should contact our GP service in Marbella if you're migraines are occurring on a frequent or regular basis or if your symptoms are severe. see
If your migraines occur more than five times a month, you should arrange to see a doctor as soon as possible. In these cases, you may be prescribed preventative treatment by our GP service in Marbella to help reduce the frequency of your migraine.
In some cases, over-the-counter painkillers can help to manage the symptoms of your migraine. But try not to take too many as this might make them less effective at a later date.
Although there isn't currently a treatment which can cure migraines, there are a number of treatments that our GP service in Marbella can recommend to help ease and manage your symptoms.
- Sleeping or lying in a dark and quiet room until the migraine eases
- Over-the-counter painkillers - take these as soon as you feel a migraine coming on. Don't wait for it to get worse.
- Triptans - our GP service in Marbella will potentially recommend these if over-the-counter painkillers are not improving your symptoms.
- Anti-sickness medication - if your migraines are usually accompanied by sickness and nausea, our GP service in Marbella will recommend that you take anti-sickness medicines alongside your painkillers.
- Combination medicines - There are a number of combination medications which you can access from pharmacies without a prescription. These combine the effects of painkillers and anti-sickness medications to help combat your symptoms.
If you would like to know more about the various treatments available for migraines through our GP service in Marbella, get in touch today.