Migraine 101:
What You
Should Know

Migraine is not just a bad headache. It is a disabling disease that affects 39 million people in the United States. The first thing to know? Life with migraine can feel isolating, but you don’t have to deal with the challenge alone.

Together, we are as relentless as migraine.

What is Migraine?

Migraine is a neurological disease with no cure. Symptoms vary from person to person, but the most common include head pain, sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, brain fog and dizziness.

Who it Affects

Migraine does not discriminate. Anyone can have migraine.

How it Impacts

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

How Common it Is

Migraine affects 1 in 4 households in the U.S. and more than 1 billion people globally.


Migraine is misunderstood and often mis- or undiagnosed.

Signs & Symptoms

If you think you may have migraine, pay close attention to any symptoms and discuss them with your doctor. It is recommended that you record them in a symptom diary to keep track of what kinds of symptoms you have—and what may trigger them.

Diagnosis & Treatment

If you exhibit migraine symptoms, bring them up with your doctor, who can help you find treatment. Migraine has no cure, but there are several treatment options. Conduct your own research and talk with your doctor about which treatment is best for you.

Types of Headache Disorders

Migraine is just one type of headache disorder, but many of these disorders share some similarities and can be confused for one another. Read more about migraine subtypes and headache disorders here.

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