For some people migraine attacks can be controlled with over the counter painkillers such as ibuprofen or paracetamol. Read more
However, if you have frequent migraines (e.g more than five days a month), you should seek medical advice and discuss preventative treatment or stronger medication with you GP.
A migraine is characterised by recurrent moderate to severe headaches which typically manifests as a throbbing pain and affects one half of the head.
Many people also experience symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and increased sensitivity to light or sound. If you are not sure whether you suffer from migraines or normal headaches, ask our pharmacist for advice or book an appointment with your GP to check your symptoms.