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Migraine Impacts Us All

As the third most common disease in the world, migraine affects 1 in 4 households in the U.S. Even if you don’t live with migraine, chances are someone you love lives with this invisible disease. From relationships to careers to mental health, migraine can disrupt every aspect of a person’s life.

39m

Americans live with migraine

1b

people worldwide live with migraine

2nd

leading cause of all global disability

0

cure is currently available for migraine

Impact Areas

Awareness &
Support

Migraine often lives in the shadows. Raising awareness and offering support to those living with migraine brings it into the open.

Move Against Migraine Support Group

What Is Migraine?

Advocacy

When we stand together, we can make an impact and create a more understanding, welcoming world for people living with migraine.

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Education

In the fight against migraine, information is power. Doctor-verified resources help people living with migraine advocate for themselves and their care.

Resource Library

Patient Guides

Research

We support impactful, patient-centered research that translates into better understanding and treatment for people living with migraine

Research

Signs & Symptoms

Migraine is different for everyone, but recognizing its signs and symptoms is the first step toward diagnosis and management.

Diagnosis & Treatment

Learn how migraine is diagnosed and how to work with your doctor to effectively treat and manage your symptoms.

Migraine A-Z

Our glossary defines different symptoms, treatment classes and types of migraine and headache disorders.

Living with Migraine

Migraine 101

Although migraine is common, fewer than 50% of people with the disease consult a physician for diagnosis and treatment. 90% of people affected report migraine interferes with practically all areas of daily life: education, career, social activities and more.

No one should have to suffer in silence.

Women with Migraine

Migraine is already difficult to navigate, but it gets more complicated for women who naturally go through many changes throughout their lives. If you’re a woman with migraine, it’s important to remember that you are not alone. Consulting with a doctor you trust during all the different stages of your life is one of the most effective things you can do to manage migraine.

Men with Migraine

While migraine may be more common in women, the misconception that it is a “woman’s disease” creates barriers to care for many men. Watch as Jim Cramer, AMF spokesperson and host of CNBC’s Mad Money, discusses the stigma and pressure faced by many people dealing with migraine. Don’t feel like you have to push through the pain of migraine—treatment is available. Learn more about the impact of migraine on men and the options available to you.

Children with Migraine

Children often have a hard time communicating their pain, making it difficult to identify and diagnose migraine effectively. While watching your child live in pain can be one of the toughest things to experience as a parent or caregiver, one of the most important things you can do is learn how to effectively advocate for them. Rest assured, there are steps you can take to get the care and relief your child needs.

ABOUT THE ​ American Migraine Foundation

We provide free support for millions of Americans living with migraine. Learn more about our mission and core beliefs.

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