MIGRAINE MANAGEMENT IN PRIMARY CARE
Migraine is a chronic neurological illness expressed through intense headache attacks that impact patients’ personal, social and professional live. However, the state also bears the financial burden of migraine. Basic diagnosis of migraine, attack and initial prophylactic treatment should start with the primary care, as the disease is common, does not require additional instrumental and laboratory investigation, and treatment of uncomplicated forms is standardized. Therefore, there is a desire to encourage family practitioners to independently manage uncomplicated migraines. This article discusses migraine classification and diagnosing, attack management, prevention, and indications for a referral to a neurologist.