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I feel like I am starting to get a migraine headache. What should I do as I have a GCSE R.S. exam this afternoon? I find it near impossible to function with a migraine. What should I do!?
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I feel like I am starting to get a migraine headache. What should I do as I have a GCSE R.S. exam this afternoon? I find it near impossible to function with a migraine. What should I do!?
Try to relax and stay calm. Drink some water or have a coffee if you like it.

Take some paracetamol.

I know what you're thinking right now, I went through a similar thing last year, I just asked if I could sit in a quiet room and revise by myself for a while and had a drink of water and took some paracetamol and I was fine by the afternoon.

Hope this helps and goodluck!
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I feel like I am starting to get a migraine headache. What should I do as I have a GCSE R.S. exam this afternoon? I find it near impossible to function with a migraine. What should I do!?
Presumably you have some specialist prescribed medication? Immigran/ immitrex?

Go to the chemist as you can get them over the counter I believe. They are about £8 for two or you can get a spray. Boots have them but any chemist should have.
http://www.boots.com/boots-pharmaceu...iptan-10103218

Alternatively go and see the GP(you might not get an appointment).

I would do that rather than try and soldier through, otherwise the much less effective painkillers, cold compress, dark room and sleep is an option. Make sure you eat something as well.

Go and sit the exam, tell your exam officer chief invigilator you have a migraine.
After the exam tell the exam officer you want to put in a claim for special consideration.

PS do as connor says and take some painkillers now. If its far enough out then early intervention can help, even if it doesnt stop it.
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Presumably you have some specialist prescribed medication? Immigran/ immitrex?

Go to the chemist as you can get them over the counter I believe. They are about £8 for two or you can get a spray. Boots have them but any chemist should have.
http://www.boots.com/boots-pharmaceu...iptan-10103218

Alternatively go and see the GP(you might not get an appointment).

I would do that rather than try and soldier through, otherwise the much less effective painkillers, cold compress, dark room and sleep is an option. Make sure you eat something as well.

Go and sit the exam, tell your exam officer chief invigilator you have a migraine.
After the exam tell the exam officer you want to put in a claim for special consideration.

PS do as connor says and take some painkillers now. If its far enough out then early intervention can help, even if it doesnt stop it.
I have thrown up 4 times this morning and my headache is banging. My mum phoned the school. They said I either sit the paper by the door incase I need to go to the toilet and also i get to have special consideration form or if I'm not well enough then I miss the exam and they base my grade off paper 1 from Monday. What would you do? I felt paper 1 went ok.
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I have thrown up 4 times this morning and my headache is banging. My mum phoned the school. They said I either sit the paper by the door incase I need to go to the toilet and also i get to have special consideration form or if I'm not well enough then I miss the exam and they base my grade off paper 1 from Monday. What would you do? I felt paper 1 went ok.
How many papers are there? If youve done the majority of your papers then they can give you a grade.


If not they cant, so if this is the second of two then you will be ok.
Ofc your responsibility to check with the exam officer, but I think thats what they are saying and was my understanding.

Go in if you feel ok, but you seem to think you will still have a bad headache when taking the exam. Special consideration only gets you 1-5% and it looks like you could under-perform by a lot more.

I think id skip the exam and let them base it on Mondays. You can always resit next year. Its your choice though based on how you feel and I am not n that position. I can work through a migraine, but the impact would depend how developed it was.

Does that help?
Ps I'm used to migraines. dont get them as often these days. Vomiting always used to help take away the nausea.
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How many papers are there? If youve done the majority of your papers then they can give you a grade.


If not they cant, so if this is the second of two then you will be ok.
Ofc your responsibility to check with the exam officer, but I think thats what they are saying and was my understanding.

Go in if you feel ok, but you seem to think you will still have a bad headache when taking the exam. Special consideration only gets you 1-5% and it looks like you could under-perform by a lot more.

I think id skip the exam and let them base it on Mondays. You can always resit next year. Its your choice though based on how you feel and I am not n that position. I can work through a migraine, but the impact would depend how developed it was.

Does that help?
Ps I'm used to migraines. dont get them as often these days. Vomiting always used to help take away the nausea.
Both my Mum and Dad have agreed that I should not sit the exam. I think I did ok in first of two papers. I do feel ok(ish) now. I still have a headache but it is fading. Thank you so much for your help. I literally haven't had a migraine in over three months. Bad timing I guess. If I somehow fail then I probably will re-sit it. But thank you, it did help a lot.
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Both my Mum and Dad have agreed that I should not sit the exam. I think I did ok in first of two papers. I do feel ok(ish) now. I still have a headache but it is fading. Thank you so much for your help. I literally haven't had a migraine in over three months. Bad timing I guess. If I somehow fail then I probably will re-sit it. But thank you, it did help a lot.
Yep it would be my choice plus you have the backing of your parents. The provisions are there to deal with it, so take advantage of them.


Do go to the GP and look into getting some specialist medication like immitran or immigran.They work for a lot of people and can prevent or get rid of an attack if caught early enough. I can tell a good 12 hours + when I mght get an attack. Yours sound infrequent.

When the attack has gone, then eat. people are normally hungry.

For now maybe just sleep it off.
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Yep it would be my choice plus you have the backing of your parents. The provisions are there to deal with it, so take advantage of them.


Do go to the GP and look into getting some specialist medication like immitran or immigran.They work for a lot of people and can prevent or get rid of an attack if caught early enough. I can tell a good 12 hours + when I mght get an attack. Yours sound infrequent.

When the attack has gone, then eat. people are normally hungry.

For now maybe just sleep it off.
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