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Thursday January 11, 2018

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LOCAL PHARMACY

Kelvin Lim Pharmacist

HATAITAI PHARMACY

4 Moxham Avenue, Hataitai, Ph: 386-1647

Tara, Verina-Mary, Ray, Shahlaa, and Yousr Opening Hours Mon - Fri 8.30am-6pm | Tues 9am-6pm Sat 9.30am-12.30pm

139 Riddiford St, Newtown. Ph 389-4600 Fax: 389-4655

Linda Choie, Alana Pretoria, Androulla Kotrotsos (owner) and Victoria Pickering.

Life Pharmacy Kilbirnie (Formerly Baycourt Pharmacy)

26 Bay Road, Kilbirnie Ph: 387-3939 • Fax: 387-3935 Parking at the rear in Kilbinie Plaza

HEALTH IS NOT VALUED TILL SICKNESS COMES. Thomnas Fuller

MIGRAINE – SUCH A HEADACHE Most of us have experienced headaches, even bad ones. But migraines are something else again. “They are headaches with special symptoms”, say Self Care pharmacists. A migraine headache is severe, can last for many hours – even days, and is of a throbbing nature. The pain usually is felt on one side of your head, although it can spread to the other side. During a migraine ‘attack’ you may become very sensitive to light, noise and movement. You may also feel sick, and some people vomit. Not every migraine sufferer knows when he or she will get a migraine but some people get early-warning signs that one is on the way. About a day or so before a migraine, you may start craving for sweet foods, yawn a lot, or feel irritable and withdrawn. Some get what is called an ‘aura’ - a kind of premonition. These people see shimmering or zigzag lines, or lose vision in one eye, or both eyes. The 'aura' can happen up to an hour before the headache, or just five

minutes before. Women tend to get migraine more often than men – due to changing hormone levels, especially around menstruation time. They get less frequent after menopause. Children can get migraine. Those who do often complain of tummy ache. If your child gets lots of tummy aches for no obvious reason, get it checked-out with your doctor. It could be migraine. There are many theories about what causes migraine. Certain 'triggers' are thought to change blood flow to the brain and cause chemicals to be released that result in the migraine. "Some foods - like cheese, chocolate, wines or citrus fruits - are 'triggers' for some people," advise Self Care pharmacists, "but don’t go depriving yourself of particular foods unless you know for sure that they bring-on your migraines". Lack of sleep, missing meals, or high levels of stress also can bring-on migraines. Many different migraine-relief medicines

are available. They range from mild pain relievers that you can buy from a pharmacy and take as soon as you feel the pain coming on, to stronger ones requiring a doctor's prescription. If you get migraines on a frequent basis, you may need long-term medicines to reduce the number of 'attacks', or try to prevent them. Talk with your doctor about this. Most migraines last only a few hours but some people have very bad 'attacks' that last for anything up to three days. Resting or sleeping in a quiet dark room can help. It is common for most people to complain of feeling ‘washed out’ after a migraine and it may take a few days to feel like yourself again. Talk further with your Self Care pharmacist about migraines and medicines used to treat them. Ask for a copy of the Migraine fact card that provides helpful self care tips on possible ways to avoid 'trigging' migraines, and how to manage them.

Speak to us for your Self-care needs Pam - MPS ANZCP Dip BuAd Sacha - B Pharm MPS

Melanie- B Pharm MPS

Meet the team... Pharmacists

from left:

Kim, Phil, Sarah, Casey, Simon, Harry and Monique.

Unichem Cuba Mall Open 7 days

KILBIRNIE PHARMACY

122 Cuba Mall • P: 384 6856 • F: 382 9180

Caring for you & your family On Bay Road, Ph: 387 9254

504 Broadway, Strathmore

kilbirniepharmacy@xtra.co.nz

Hours: Mon-Fri 8.30-6.00pm & Sat 9am-1pm

Ph: 388-6593 Fax: 388-6594

Unichem Courtenay Place Pharmacy Open: Mon - Sat

100 Courtenay Place • P: 384 8333 • F: 385 6863

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