Migraine is a complex condition that comes with a wide range of symptoms. For some the main feature is a painful headache, but other symptoms can include sensitivity to light, nausea and vomiting, or distrusted vision.1

Migraine attacks typically last from 4 to 72 hours and the majority of people are free from symptoms between attacks. Migraine can have an enormous impact on work, family and social lives of those impacted by the condition.1

Migraine remains undiagnosed and undertreated in at least 50% of patients, and less than 50% of migraine patients consult a physician.2

Migraine is the third most common condition in the world, impacting an estimated 1 in 7 people worldwide.3 The financial burden of migraine is huge – it costs the UK economy an estimated £3.42 billion per year.4

Supporting patients with migraine

We believe that supporting patients with migraine is vital. As well as playing our part, we know that charities and other patient organisations provide valuable support too, that's why we also point you in their direction.

More information and support for patients with migraine can be accessed through the Migraine Trust 



[1] https://www.migrainetrust.org/about-migraine/migraine-what-is-it/more-than-just-a-headache/ [Accessed 12/08/2019] 

[2] Pavone E et al. Patterns of triptans use: a study based on the records of a community pharmaceutical department. Cephalalgia. 2007;27(9):1000-4 

[3] https://www.migrainetrust.org/about-migraine/migraine-what-is-it/facts-figures/ [Accessed 23/07/2019] 

[4] Key Facts & Figures About Migraine, The Migraine Trust