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More than a headache: how migraine treatment often falls short

Even though migraine is common, there’s a lack of understanding of it, even among nurses
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Even though migraine is common, there’s a lack of understanding of it, even among nurses

  • Migraine is mainly managed in primary care but nurses in other settings will care for affected patients too
  • There is a low level of understanding of treatment options across all areas of nursing – including general practice
  • Care is variable, and nurses need to understand the risks of medication overuse. Plus tips if you are a nurse who gets migraine

Migraine is the most common neurological disorder in the UK, affecting one in seven people, according to the Migraine Trust .

That makes this debilitating condition more prevalent than diabetes, epilepsy and asthma combined.

Poor understanding and limited training for nurses on migraine

But despite the numbers affected and the


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