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

Useful national contacts

The Migraine Trust (Migraine Action has merged with 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

Children and young people Young sufferers (The Migraine Trust)
Link opens in new window https://tinyurl.com/yyvx2kn4
Online resources

Migraine (NHS)
Link opens in new window www.nhs.uk/conditions/migraine

Migraine (Brain & Spine Foundation)
Link opens in new window https://tinyurl.com/yyrg5rqb

Migraine Information Page (U.S. National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke)
Link opens in new window https://tinyurl.com/y6f9y2jt

Cochrane Evidence: Acupuncture for preventing migraine attacks
Link opens in new window https://tinyurl.com/ydxsos

Hemiplegic Migraine (Orofacial Pain website)
Link opens in new window https://tinyurl.com/yxhowvoh
News and Events


Our resources Supporting young migraineurs

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 Action's info pack "Supporting young migraineurs".