A friend text me today to say "they are having a migraine phone in on This Morning today, you might pick up some tips?" I was tempted to say, that having suffered migraine for 18 months I could probably host the phone in! They had Prof Peter Goadsby on, the Head of Neurology at Kings College, I've heard of him on this site.
Oddly he seemed to infer that all migraines are due to hormones, as it's women that suffer the most, but I have always been told there are NUMEROUS causes of migraine and that's why there are numerous treatments.
An 18year old woman called in, saying she had migraine every day since she was 15. Eammon the host couldn't quite believe it, repeating incredulously "every day", and Ruth chipped in, "it must be so hard to live in constant pain and not be able to sleep because of it". YES, I'm sure many on here know how that feels?!
I wait until the end of the phone in, will I hear about any new drugs, will they mention any new treatments? No, the top guy in the country is on TV and all he can suggest is get yourself off to a migraine specialist (especially him at £300 a visit) If you haven't at least got the help of a specialist Doctor or Headache Clinic already, then you are not suffering from the debilitating effects of migraine. AND, having had specialist treatment for over a year, they have not been able to control my migraine
The only new medication I have heard that is being made for migraineurs is Erenumab but since it was mentioned in the press again 4 months ago I've not read anything more......any one know?