Navigating Life with Migraine

Migraine is a disabling disease that affects 37 million people in the United States. Life with migraine can be isolating, but you don’t have to do it alone. The American Migraine Foundation is here to empower those living with migraine to start the conversation with your family and find the help you deserve.

Understanding Migraine

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Know Your Migraine

You are not alone. Watch our videos to hear migraine tips and stories from patients like you.

  • What is Migraine? And Other Frequently Asked Questions

    Doctors answer frequently asked questions about migraine.
  • Picture Your Life Without Migraine

    What would your life look like without migraine?
  • Explaining Migraine to Loved Ones

    Communicating with loved ones is key. Hear Korinda’s story.
  • What It’s Like Getting Diagnosed

    Diagnosis can be a lonely process. Hear how Stacy found support.
  • Migraine And Your Career

    Navigating the workplace with migraine is easier with support. Listen to Charise’s experience.

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Patient Resources to Improve Your Life With Migraine

Find the tools and resources to help advocate for your self, your loved ones and your community. All of the American Migraine Foundation’s downloadable guides are free to download, doctor-verified and designed with patients in mind.

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    Talking to Your Doctor about Migraine

    Your head hurts constantly. You can't explain the accompanying symptoms. You suspect you have migraine. It's time to talk to your healthcare provider. This guide will help you start the conversation with your doctor so that you receive the care you need. From setting goals to describing pain, this guide maps out the conversation with your doctor.
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    How to Support Someone with Migraine

    You don't have to be a neurologist to know how to support someone in your life who is living with migraine. There are several ways to show your loved one living with migraine that you're there for them on the good days and the bad.
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    Seeking Medical Help for Your Migraine

    A headache specialist can become an important member of your support team from diagnosing your specific kind of migraine to creating a custom treatment plan. Our introductory guide will help you determine if it's time to make your first appointment, when you should go and what you can do to prepare for your visit.
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    What to Do After Your Diagnosis?

    Migraine is a disabling disease that impacts more than 37 million Americans. To help those coping with a recent diagnosis, lean on this guide to show you how to communicate your needs to your support network, better understand your diagnosis, and take care of yourself by finding hope through pain.
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    Migraine at Work

    Each year in the United States, 113 million workdays are lost due to migraine. We outlined the series of steps you need to take to make sure the conversation you have with your boss about your migraine is a positive experience and results in a solution that works for everyone.
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    Migraine’s Contributing Factors

    Do you know what triggers your migraine attacks? Being able to identify medical and lifestyle migraine triggers can help reduce the chance of an attack and help you develop a better treatment plan.
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Move Against Migraine: A Podcast by the American Migraine Foundation

Listen as Dr. Larry Newman, Vice Chair of the American Migraine Foundation speaks with experts in migraine, covering topics from starting your migraine journey to working with a headache specialist, and more.
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The Start of Your Migraine Journey

Welcome to the Move Against Migraine podcast by the American Migraine Foundation, a podcast dedicated to those living with migraine. Host Dr. Larry Newman, Vice Chair of the American Migraine Foundation, talks about the podcast’s purpose and speaks with Nim Lalvani, the Executive Director of AMF.
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  • Migraine Treatment and You

    Host Dr. Larry Newman speaks with Dr. Stewart Tepper and Dr. Richard Lipton about diagnosis and treatment of patients with migraine and more.
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  • Migraine and Anti-CGRP Treatments

    Dr. Larry Newman and his guests, Dr. Stewart Tepper, Dr. Amaal Starling and Dr. David Dodick, discuss how CGRP and CGRP receptors behave during migraine attacks and the treatments available.
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  • Migraine, Depression and Anxiety: Finding the Support You Need

    For many, anxiety and depression occur along with head pain. Dr. Dawn Buse, Tammy Rome and Nim Lalvani talk about living with migraine, anxiety and depression, and finding a support network.
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  • Medication Overuse Headache

    In this episode, listen as host Dr. Larry Newman discusses medication overuse headache with Dr. Todd Schwedt and Professor Deborah Friedman.
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  • Migraine Advocacy and Funding for Research

    In this episode, Dr. Robert Shapiro and Nim Lalvani discuss migraine advocacy and research funding to give patient’s different ways to self-advocate.
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  • Working with a Headache Specialist

    In this episode, Dr. Dawn Buse and Dr. Kathleen Digre explain how developing a relationship with your doctor can help you reach better outcomes.
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  • Understanding Migraine During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    In this episode, guests Dr. Angeliki Vgontzas and Dr. Matthew Robbins discuss how headache impacts pregnancy and the early months following birth in the final episode of Season 1 of the Move Against Migraine podcast.
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Are you ready to Move Against Migraine?

If you or someone you love is living with migraine, we’re here for you. Join our online community dedicated to providing patients and advocates with support, doctor-verified resources and the tools to find healthcare providers in your area.