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Migraine: how to manage symptoms, and why nurses are at risk

Risk factors for migraine – including workplace stress, lack of breaks and hormone changes – are part of everyday life for many nurses, but these can be mitigated

Risk factors for migraine – including workplace stress, lack of breaks and hormone changes – are part of everyday life for many nurses, but these can be minimised

  • Advice on how to recognise the factors that can make you susceptible to migraine
  • How treatment efficacy has progressed in recent years and why you should talk to your employer about your condition
  • What you can do to self-manage symptoms, and when to know it’s time to seek medical advice or occupational health support

Creeping stiffness and pain moving up Margaret Trevor’s neck is generally the first warning for the care home nurse that a migraine is beginning. For her, this often means three days

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