Where our help has been needed most

The most common enquiries to our support services

Our support services have been very busy since the start of the year. While we answer a wide range of questions on subjects from a specific type of treatment to how to help an employee with migraine, there have been some recurring questions about particular issues.

Here is a round-up of our five most frequently asked questions and where you can find information on them.

Hemiplegic migraine

Hemiplegic migraine is referred to as a ‘migraine variant’. The word hemiplegic simply means paralysis on one side of the body. A person with hemiplegic migraine will experience a temporary weakness on one side of their body as part of their migraine attack. Some of the most common questions that we have received include ‘what is hemiplegic migraine?’ and ‘how to treat hemiplegic migraine?’. You can find out more about what it is, its different types and how to treat it, here.

Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide (CGRP) antibody treatments

There has been a lot of interest in this new migraine treatment. These are the first preventive medicines specifically developed and licenced for the treatment of migraine. This is therefore an exciting development for migraine sufferers. You can find out about how they work and how to access them here.

Managing migraine in the workplace

Many people contact us about migraine and the workplace, particularly about migraine as a disability.  We have a toolkit, ‘Migraine: help at work’, which looks at migraine as a disability, reasonable adjustments in the workplace and talking to an employer about migraine. It can be downloaded here.

Helping children with migraine

We receive a lot of enquiries from parents with children that get migraine. We have a range of resources on our website to help children and young people, from advice for helping children aged between 7 and 12, to helping teens manage migraine, and help for parents and carers.

Botox

We always receive high numbers of questions about how to get Botox treatment for migraine, and there is information about it here.

Our support services

We have two support services, an Information Service and an Advocacy Service, to help people understand, manage and live with migraine. They can be contacted on 0203 9510 150 or online here.