Migraine deliberately excluded from the Census

Can you believe that migraine has been deliberately excluded from the Census? Migraine Australia is urging people who live with migraine to ‘Fix Question 28’ of next month’s Census, by asking for a paper Census form and writing in ‘Migraine’ on a new question about long term health conditions, and sign our petition demanding they be counted.  Continue reading

The Many Comorbidities of Migraine

Migraine has many comorbidities. When we speak about comorbidities and associated conditions of migraine, we are talking about 3 situations: When one condition makes it more likely to have another condition at the same time; e.g. migraine and depression. These are comorbid conditions. When one condition may be a risk factor for other conditions; e.g. migraine may be a risk for stroke. A condition that may contribute to the severity or frequency of migraine attacks; e.g. obesity may increase the risk of developing chronic migraine. Continue reading

Want to join our board?

Migraine Australia is a national patient advocacy organisation to support all Australians living with migraine and their families. We are the voice of migraine in Australia. We are entirely volunteer-run and led by people with a lived experience of migraine. Our board is an operational board as we currently have no staff, yet we do have an army of over 100 volunteers. Due to recent government project funding, and success in some of our core advocacy goals, we have decided to double the size of our board to develop a more sustainable long-term plan, as well as allow for more redundancy in our leadership team. Continue reading

Yes! Emgality will be listed on the PBS June 1

The Treasurer announced in his budget speech that Emgality will be listed on the PBS on June 1, 2021! Continue reading

Perceptions of Migraine survey - the answers!

Thank you to everyone who took part in our Perceptions of Migraine Survey! Some of the questions were a bit tricky... Want to know how you did? Here's the answers...  Continue reading

Update on COVID-19 Vaccines and Migraine

UPDATE 1/7/2021: ATAGI changed their advice that Pfizer is now the preferred vaccination for all people under 60, increased from 50. This document has been altered to reflect that change. Our advice remains unchanged, please get your vaccine. If you are likely to be triggered by the ingredients in the vaccine, discuss with your doctor whether you should ask for the other one. You may have heard the announcement that the Government has changed guidelines on the COVID-19 vaccines. Here’s what you need to know: Continue reading

Knowing your subtype: does it matter?

There are many different subtypes of migraine. Do you know yours? Do you need to know your subtype? Continue reading

A to Z of Migraine Symptoms

Migraine is a very complex genetic neurological disorder. There are many different types of migraine, and recent advancements in research has lead to a recognition that we must accurately diagnose and treat by migraine type to effectively manage migraine. This A to Z list of migraine symptoms covers some of the better known, common symptoms, as well as, some of the lesser-known, rarer symptoms. Some of the symptoms on this list are quite general and experienced by most people with migraine, whilst others are more specific to a particular type. You can learn more about migraine types and their specific symptoms here https://www.migraine.org.au/types  Continue reading

Our Top Migraine Hacks

Managing migraine is as much art as it is science, and it's not all about medication. Different things work for different people though - for example, some people are helped by heat, while others are helped by cold. Figuring out what helps you is just a matter of trying them all and seeing what works best. We asked the Migraine Australia Chat Group to tell us about their top tips or 'hacks' to manage attacks: here's the top 20.  Continue reading

Worried about COVID-19 and your migraine?

These are very anxious times, and that’s really not helpful if stress and anxiety is a migraine trigger for you. The best advice we have for you is keep calm, and keep taking your medication.  Continue reading