Migraine Treatment

Discover effective migraine treatment options in Adelaide at ACM. Our specialised therapies provide relief from debilitating headaches, helping you regain control of your life. Book your consultation now and start your journey towards a pain-free lifestyle.

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Migraine Treatment - Adelaide

Approximately two million Australians suffer from chronic migraines. It can often be a debilitating condition, worsening an individual’s quality of life as they experience severe, throbbing pain that can cause nausea, vision impairment, sensitivity to light or sound, and the inability to tolerate any movement. This results in many sick days, with individuals waiting out the symptoms. Although medications are available, chronic migraines differ for every sufferer, with some patients trying multiple proposed solutions with little to no improvement.

Dr Targett is a General Practitioner with many years of experience in treating migraines. She will explore the triggers of your migraines and offer lifestyle suggestions as well as medical treatments that can help alleviate discomfort from migraines.  TGA does not allow the advertising of prescription medicines.


The Benefits

1. Pain Relief:

Migraine treatments offer effective pain relief, alleviating intense headaches, throbbing pain, and associated symptoms such as nausea and sensitivity to light and sound, providing much-needed comfort and relief.

2. Reduced Frequency:

Migraine treatments can help reduce the frequency and severity of migraine attacks, allowing individuals to experience fewer episodes and enjoy improved quality of life with fewer disruptions.

3. Improved Functionality:

By managing migraine symptoms effectively, treatments enable individuals to regain functionality and productivity in their daily lives, minimising the impact of migraines on work, social activities, and overall well-being.

4. Enhanced Quality of Life:

Migraine treatments improve overall quality of life by addressing not only the physical symptoms but also the emotional and psychological toll of living with chronic migraines, promoting greater happiness and well-being.

5. Customized Approach:

Migraine treatments are tailored to each individual's unique needs and preferences, offering personalised solutions that address specific triggers, symptoms, and underlying factors contributing to migraines, ensuring optimal outcomes and patient satisfaction.

6. Long-term Management:

Migraine treatments provide long-term management and support, equipping individuals with the tools and strategies needed to effectively manage their condition, reduce reliance on acute medications, and prevent future migraine episodes for sustained relief and well-being.

How it works

Option 1 - Book a consult with the doctor today

If you are suffering from debilitating migraines, ACM offers consultations with the doctor to help provide you with the most appropriate solution.

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Please note that the TGA now prohibits Cosmetic Medicine Clinics from advertising S4 drugs for treating wrinkles.  These are available by having a consultation with the doctor.

What is a headache?

Headaches are a common medical condition characterized by pain or discomfort in the head or upper neck region. They can vary in intensity, duration, and frequency and may be accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, and dizziness. Headaches can be caused by a wide range of factors, including stress, dehydration, fatigue, muscle tension, hormonal changes, sinus congestion, and underlying health conditions. Treatment for headaches depends on the underlying cause and may include medications, lifestyle modifications, stress management techniques, and other therapies tailored to address specific triggers and symptoms.

Is your diet triggering your migraines?

Tyramine is a compound found in certain foods and beverages that can trigger headaches, particularly in individuals who are sensitive to it or prone to migraines. Foods high in tyramine include aged cheeses (such as blue cheese, cheddar, and parmesan), cured meats (like pepperoni, salami, and some sausages), fermented foods (such as soy sauce, kimchi, and sauerkraut), pickled or smoked foods, certain beans (like broad beans and fava beans), and some alcoholic beverages (such as red wine, beer, and vermouth). Tyramine triggers headaches by affecting blood vessels, leading to changes in blood flow and potentially causing migraine symptoms in susceptible individuals.

Chocolate contains several substances that can potentially trigger headaches in susceptible individuals, including tyramine, phenylethylamine, and caffeine. Tyramine, a compound found in aged and fermented foods, can cause blood vessels to constrict and dilate, potentially triggering headaches in some people. Phenylethylamine is a stimulant that can affect blood pressure and mood, potentially contributing to headaches. Additionally, while chocolate contains relatively small amounts of caffeine compared to coffee or tea, it can still contribute to headaches in caffeine-sensitive individuals. However, it's essential to note that not everyone will experience headaches after consuming chocolate, and individual triggers can vary.

Are you suffering from medication overuse rebound headaches?

Medication overuse rebound headaches, also known as rebound headaches or medication-induced headaches, occur when frequent use of pain-relieving medications leads to worsening headaches. Common culprits include over-the-counter painkillers like acetaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen, and prescription medications such as triptans and opioids.

The paradox of rebound headaches lies in the very medications intended to alleviate pain. Prolonged use of these medications can disrupt the brain's pain-regulating mechanisms, leading to increased sensitivity to pain and more frequent headaches. As a result, individuals find themselves caught in a cycle of taking medication to relieve headaches, only to experience more intense and frequent headaches when the medication wears off.

Treatment for rebound headaches often involves discontinuing the overused medications under medical supervision. This may result in a temporary increase in headache frequency and severity as the body adjusts. Additionally, healthcare providers may recommend alternative treatments, lifestyle modifications, and preventive strategies to manage headaches effectively without relying on medication.

Prevention is key in avoiding rebound headaches. Patients are advised to use pain-relieving medications judiciously, following recommended dosages and frequency guidelines. Consulting with a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment is essential for breaking the cycle of rebound headaches and finding long-term relief.

The Doctor

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Dr Rahma Targett

Dr Rahma Targett is a General Practitioner(FRACGP), with a specialty in Cosmetic Medicine. She founded Advanced Cosmetic Medicine in 2016 and has since become well known as a trusted and in demand Cosmetic Physician in Adelaide.  She has a Diploma in Dermoscopy and  a Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine with the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. Dr Targett is a leader in her field and regularly attends Cosmetic conferences to keep up to date with modern aesthetic techniques.  At advanced Cosmetic Medicine you can always be reassured that you will be welcomed and treated personally by Dr Rahma Targett.