Migraine Facts

  • The World Health Organization named migraine as one of the 10 most disabling illnesses.

  • For more than 90% of those affected, migraine interferes with education, career and social activities.

  • Migraine impacts more than 37 million men, women and children in the United States.

  • Migraine costs the United States more than $20 billion each year.

  • Migraine will affect 30% of women over a lifetime.

  • Migraine is estimated to affect 144 million people worldwide.

How do you know you might have a migraine? If you have two or more of these symptoms, it’s time to talk to your doctor about your headaches.

  • Headache that is moderately or severely painful
  • Headache pain gets worse with physical activity
  • A headache that is throbbing and is often worse on one side
  • A headache that causes you to miss school, work or other activities
  • Increased sensitivity to light, sound or smells during a headache
  • A long-lasting headache (4-48 hours if untreated)

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