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The waiting game

Key questions on migraine (1.5 CPD hours)

Dr David Kernick, headache GPSI and RCGP headache champion, answers questions from GP Dr Julian Spinks on distinguishing migraine from other types of headache, the use of triptans and diagnosing migraine in children.



This module will update your knowledge on migraine, including:

  • Questions to ask to try to make the right diagnosis
  • Examinations to perform in a patient with suspected migraine
  • To how approach prescribing analgesics without risking analgesia-induced headache through medication overuse
  • Triptan prescibing 
  • Prophylaxis medication and second- and third- line medications

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