A key aspect to our work is the focus on how you as an individual feel and what you need so that we can work with you to develop a personal migraine treatment plan. This requires time and allowing 40 minutes for a first appointment is one way of ensuring that there is time to discuss the best approach to managing your headaches. The goal is to help you regain control of your headaches, rather than the headaches controlling you.
“The experience [of the appointment] was positive. I felt empowered – it has given me confidence to manage my migraines.”
As well as advice on treating your headaches when you get them, we pay particular attention to helping you prevent them from occurring in the first place. Much of this management is about looking at lifestyle issues that may be triggering attacks and more information on potential triggers can be found in our migraine factsheets. We may recommend prescription or over-the-counter medication but also work to ensure that medicines are not taken more often or for longer than is necessary.