Professor Paul Martin. Photo by James Walsh.

Professor Paul Martin. Photo by James Walsh.

Shrinking migraine pain

The whole time Tabitha Carvan is speaking to Professor Paul Martin, she feels she’s getting a headache. Should she see a doctor about it – or a psychologist?.

Every time Professor Martin says the words ‘migraine triggers’ – which is often because he’s an expert on migraine triggers – I feel like it’s in the imperative, as if he can cosmically evoke one in me. That’s how we approach migraines: with superstitious terror at the almost mythological suffering they can wreak.