I have got a migraine

What you can try at home

A migraine is a reoccurring headache that’s strong enough to stop you from carrying on with daily life.

Self-care tips:

  • Ask your pharmacist for advice. They may recommend over-the-counter painkillers. These are usually more effective if taken at the first signs of a migraine attack.
  • Combination medicines, which contain painkillers and anti-sickness medicines for migraine, can be bought without prescription. Always get your pharmacist’s advice first.

When to seek professional help

If your migraines are severe, you may need stronger migraine-specific medicines that are only available only on prescription from your GP.

Find more information on treating migraines.