There is a common misconception that migraine is not a real condition, but is nothing more than a bad headache. Many sufferers feel their condition is not understood and that other people offer little sympathy - which explains why some won’t even say they have a migraine when they call in sick to work!
But we do understand. Migraine is a clinically recognised and often very painful condition. Up to 15% of adults in the UK suffer from migraine and it impacts hugely on many aspects of their lives. If you are a migraine sufferer, no matter how bad it can make you feel, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. Talk to friends and family so they understand what you’re going through. And remember, your GP is always there to offer advice and support.
How it affects lives
- Migraine often begins in puberty.
- The majority of sufferers experience attacks before the age of 30.
- It is most prevalent between the ages of 20 and 50 years.
- The average frequency of attack is one a month.
- Attacks can last for several days.
Suffering from migraines can have an impact on many aspects of life. Activities - both personal and professional - often have to be cancelled unexpectedly. The sufferer may feel they are letting colleagues or family members down, making the condition all the more difficult to cope with and adding to the overall stress of managing it.
Migraine also has a big impact on the workplace, costing around £1bn per year in the UK, or up to 25 million days off work or school. The symptoms are so bad that the World Health Organisation considers migraine to be one of the top 20 most disabling health problems.
This is why it’s so important to find a treatment that works for you and keeps you in work! With Imigran Recovery, you can get on with your day in just a couple of hours.
If you or someone you know suffers from migraine, the results of the following survey may resonate with you:
- 32% of sufferers avoided making plans
- 46% missed family social and leisure activities
- 90% said it affected their daily lives
- 92% had a reduced ability to undertake household chores
How Imigran Recovery helps
Imigran Recovery contains the active imgredient sumatriptan. Sumatriptan acts like serotonin, the brain chemical involved in migraine. It helps return the blood vessels to their normal size and calms the sensory nerves. This means Imigran Recovery acts on the root cause of migraine and relieves all the main migraine symptoms - headache, sickness (nausea) and sensitivity to light (photophobia) and sound (phonophobia).
Imigran Recovery can stop a migraine in its tracks. Headache relief can start in just 30 minutes. After two hours sufferers can have complete relief from their symptoms and can get on with their everyday activities as normal.