A Migraine is a severe form of headache that can also case other symptoms, such as nausea, sickness, and increased sensitivity to light and sound. Headaches associated with Migraine is usually felt as a throbbing pain on one side of the head.
There are various types of Migraine:
- Migraine with aura: there are specific warning signs before the Migraine begins – can include vision distortions;
- Migraine without aura: where the Migraine occurs without specific warning signs – the most common type;
- Migraine aura without headache: where aura or other Migraine symptoms occur, but a headache does not develop.
The frequency of Migraine can vary significantly; some people may suffer migraines up to several times a week, while it is also possible for years to pass between Migraine attacks.
Treatments for Migraine
There is no cure for Migraine, but a number of treatment options are available which may help. Many of these treatments aim to relieve symptoms. These include painkillers (including over-the-counter medicines), triptans (medicines that may help to reverse changes in the brain linked to Migraine), and anti-emetics (anti-sickness medications).
Medical Cannabis Treatment
Some medical cannabis products may be useful for the treatment of Migraine – particularly for managing pain associated with headaches. A recent study by researchers in the Netherlands found that medical cannabis can help to treat cluster headaches in patients who experienced Migraines in childhood.
The Wellford Medical Clinics specialises in medical cannabis treatment for pain management. Our specialist clinicians assess every case carefully to provide relevant and meaningful advice and treatment.