Information for the public
Information and support
After your healthcare professional has ruled out any other health problems causing your headache, they should explain the type of headache that you have and options for treatment. They should reassure you that your headache is not the result of a more serious health problem. They should also talk with you about your headache and the impact it can have on you and your family or carers. You should be given information about your headache in a format suitable for you, and information about support organisations and websites. If you are taking painkillers or triptans for your headache, your healthcare professional should explain the risk of medication overuse headache to you.