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A very specific absence of focus? A patient's response to ‘Diagnosing migraine’
  1. Karen Charlesworth
  1. Migraineur, Acupuncturist, York, UK
  1. Correspondence to Ms Karen Charlesworth; karencharlesworth{at}

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As a sufferer from ‘classic’ migraine with aura from the age of 15 years, who has in the past used a combined oral contraceptive pill during my 30s, I read Anne MacGregor's review article1 with great interest. Safe prescription of contraception for those of us who suffer from migraine has to be important, and this article promised clarification and assistance. In my case, my general practitioner didn't include aura symptoms as any determinant of medication, although, to …

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