HEADACHES

A migraine headache can be debilitating and incredibly painful.  For this reason, it should not be confused with a normal type of headache which is not nearly so severe.

How can you cope with your migraine pain?

Take care of your health; eat well, sleep well and try and avoid stress.  If you have exams or taxing events on the horizon, be prepared to deal with an attack.  Some painkillers can be useful to deal with pain, particularly substances like Co-codamol. Prescription co-codamol online is a mix of Codeine and Paracetamol and the two items work together to help reduce and relieve pain.  The Paracetamol blocks the pain signals being sent to the brain and the Codeine makes the brain less sensitive to the feelings of pain.  It is quite a potent drug and is only available over the counter in small doses.

 HEADACHES

What are the symptoms of a migraine?

Whether you have been having migraine headaches for a long time or have just developed them, the symptoms are nearly always the same, although they can vary a little from person to person. If you find your head throbbing intensely, particularly focussed on one side, then you could be suffering from a migraine attack.  What causes a migraine or why you suffer from them when others don’t is still open to debate.  Your age seems to have little bearing on the attacks, although medical experts seem to think that the pain is due to the blood vessels in the brain expanding and swelling and then pulling together, triggering pain in the nerve endings that are close by.  There is also a theory that chemical activity in the brain has the same effect, but this has not been absolutely proven.

If migraines are a common complaint within your family, you may find yourself being more predisposed to an attack.  The problem also seems to be more common in females rather than males, so maybe there is an hormonal trigger yet to be discovered as migraine does not tend to show itself prior to puberty.

What is causing your migraine?

You might be one of the unlucky people that experience migraines randomly and for no reason.  Alternatively, certain foods may be the culprit causing the attack.  Stress, intense light, extreme noise, travel, certain medication and even exercise may also be to blame.  If your attacks are frequent, keep a diary to try and identify your triggers.

See your doctor

Our medical expert advises that if your migraine attacks are frequent and you think you may require a higher concentration of the medicine then you will need to consult with your doctor or G.P who will issue a prescription; but only if they feel that the higher dosage is suitable for you.  They will ask questions about your migraine attacks, how they affect you and whether or not they affect your ability to work or live a normal life.  Your medical expert will look at your history, what other drugs you may be taking and establish as much as they can about why you may be suffering from migraine problems.

If they do give you a prescription for Co-codamol, they will likely explain that they do not want you to take it on a too regular basis as long term use may cause other problems such as withdrawal symptoms or even addiction.  They will also explain to you that Co-codamol may cause side effects and what the most common of these might be.  If you feel unwell or experience any of these whilst taking Co-codamol for your migraine, stop taking the drug and consult with your G.P. or doctor.

Co-codamol can be a very effective drug for dealing with migraine headaches but has to be used wisely and carefully.