26th November 2018

Concern about numbers of people in Hull who are struggling with migraine

Thousands of people from Hull have sought the charity’s help

The Migraine Trust is concerned about the numbers of people from Hull who are struggling with migraine. Thousands of people from Hull who get migraine have sought the charity’s help over the last year. Many have had questions about the condition and the treatment available, while others have sought help with managing migraine at work and accessing healthcare.

The charity, which funds research, and supports and campaigns for people affected by migraine in the UK, says that too many people in Hull are struggling with this serious neurological condition alone. The Migraine Trust is now inviting people from Hull who have migraine to an event to learn about the condition and how to manage it. It is taking place from 9am-1pm, on Saturday, 19th January, at the Lazaat Hotel and Restaurant, Cottingham.

The event will include presentations from migraine experts, including Dr Fayyaz Ahmed and Dr Modar Khalil from the Department of Neurology, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. While Vicky Quarshie, a Headache Specialist Nurse, from the Headache Service at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, will talk about how and where to seek help.

Inviting people from Hull who get migraine to the event, Helen Balami, who runs The Migraine Trust’s advocacy service, says:

“Migraine is a very hard condition to live with. It is not only excruciatingly painful, but can come with a range of symptoms such as nausea and vision impairment. It has a huge impact on the lives of people who get it – as many people in Hull will know.

“It is therefore crucial that people with migraine get the help they need and don’t suffer alone. While there is currently no cure, it can often be effectively treated and that is why it is crucial that people with migraine are helped to understand their condition, their treatment options and where they can seek help.”

Tickets for the event, which is being run in association with the British Association for the Study of Headache, are £5 (£3 concession). You can find out more about the event and register for a place here.