Tuesday, 17 July 2012

What happens during a migraine?

Hello migraine monologuers.

I've just found these rather fabulous series of videos featuring Professor Anne MacGregor and Alison Frith, formerly of the National Migraine Centre (formerly the City of London Migraine Clinic.)

This video starts with one of the best and most simple explanations of what actually happens during a migraine attack that I've seen for ages* - and Professor MacGregor and Alison Frith know more about migraine than most people know about... well most things. There are tips and info galore. The videos have been put together by Dr David Kernick, while Headache Champion of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

When you've watched the above video you MUST watch this one which talks about how to treat a migraine attack, MOH and different Tritpans. I'll be sending this link to anyone who asks me about migraines and how to treat them from now on! I think there are about 7 videos in the series. 

If you have any type of headache or migraine run (or gently jog) to the National Migraine Centre. You don't need a GP referral and all they ask for is a donation. I'll be writing a more detailed blog about this migraine mecca shortly. I go there myself... what more do you need to know!

In the meantime here is their website. Check it out and give them a call:

*As always there is some debate as to what actually happens, no one really knows, but this is pretty good!

Coming up:
The Healer Part II
Topamax Trials & Tribulations: Is it starting to work?
TENS units
Migraine rituals


  1. What a great find Victoria! Those are brilliant videos. So well explained and very sympathetic to us migraine sufferers. Yes, I agree with you the National Migraine Centre is awesome!

  2. They're good video's aren't they! Hope you're well x

  3. I was delighted to find your blog. I have chronic migraines. The one I had in Oct '06 permanently sidelined me from being a nurse. I just started to blog about my health journey so I'm thrilled to find another blog about migraines although saddened that you have them rather than you just writing about them.

    1. Hi Suzy, so glad you found the blog, welcome! Being a nurse I bet you must have some amazing stories and insights into chronic pain! Likewise sorry you're a fellow sufferer but as an eternal optimist I know we'll beat the buggers! Looking forward to talking more x


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