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Migraine

Migraine Treatment Online

With Simple Online Doctor, our Australian registered doctor can assess whether treatment for migraines is suitable for you. Simply fill out an assessment and our doctor will evaluate your suitability for treatment. If approved, the doctor will pass a prescription to our pharmacy team, who will fill the prescription and dispatch your medicine to your delivery address. All medicines sourced by the pharmacy are from Australian wholesalers, who are fully licensed in Australia, so you can be confident that you are receiving genuine medication.

Migraine Treatment

Migraines are a common condition. In Australia, migraines affect approximately 20% of women and just over 5% of men. Symptoms of migraine include severe headaches, with throbbing pains often at the front or side of the head. Nausea and sensitivity to light or sound are also symptoms associated with migraine.

Migraine relief medication are safe and effective and can help treat the causes as well as the symptoms of migraines.

If you have been previously diagnosed with Migraines by your doctor, we can prescribe you migraine medication that helps prevent the onset of a migraine / lessen the symptoms. Sumatriptan can reverse the changes which occur in the brain when a migraine occurs, to help prevent its onset.

The exact cause of migraines is still unclear. However it is thought they are the result of abnormal brain activity which temporarily affects nerve signals, chemicals and blood vessels in the brain.

What causes this change in brain activity is also unclear, but genetic factors are thought to make you more likely to experience migraines as a result of a specific trigger.

Migraine triggers

Many possible migraine triggers have been suggested, including

  • hormonal
  • emotional
  • physical
  • dietary
  • environmental
  • medicinal factors

Migraine Symptoms

The most common and main symptom of migraines are intense headaches. The headaches often occur at the front or to one side of the head. The headache pain is usually severe and throbbing in nature. It can often worsen with movement and exposure to light. Other Symptoms Other symptoms commonly associated with a migraine include:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • increased sensitivity to light
  • increased sensitivity to sound

Treatment of Migraine

Despite being poorly understood, several migraine treatments have been developed which help with Migraines.
The main categories of treatments are
  • Pain Killers – like paracetamol and ibuprofen to ease the headache
  • Triptans – cause the blood vessels around the brain to contract (narrow). As a widening of blood is thought to be part of the migraine process, this counters this effect.
  • Anti Sickness Medicines

You can purchase Sumatriptan from our online doctor after completing an online assessment.

Before taking the medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL).

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