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Migraines: Calls for 'life changing' drug Aimovig on NHS in England

Migraines: Calls for 'life changing' drug Aimovig on NHS in England

  • 24 May 2019
Image caption Nathan Gayle gets around 20 migraines a month

People who suffer from chronic migraines are calling for a new drug to be offered on the NHS in England.

The monthly injection of Aimovig has been described as "life-changing" by those who have tried it.

If it gets approved, it will be for people who have tried other preventative treatments unsuccessfully.

NICE - which gives advice on healthcare - rejected the drug for England on cost grounds in January, but the NHS in Scotland approved it recently.

Migraines affect around 1 in 7 people, according to the National Migraine Centre.

More women get them than men, and they usually start to affect people when they're teenagers.

Radio 1 Newsbeat spoke to sufferers for our latest documentary, which you can watch below. They told us whatever you do, don't ever refer to the condition as "just a bad headache".