Living with Migraine

Migraine imposes a significant burden not only on the person living with the disease, but also on family, friends, employers and society as a whole. In fact, migraine is the second leading cause of disability worldwide.19 Migraine also generates significant direct and indirect economic and societal costs, including medical costs, and reduced productivity due to absenteeism and presenteeism.20

  • 32% of peple with migraine avoid planning activities because they fear having to cancel

    Nearly one-third (32%) of people with migraine avoid planning activities because they fear having to cancel due to migraine21

  • 53% of people with migraine have attacks that result in significant impairment and often require bed rest

    53% of people with migraine have attacks that result in significant impairment and often require bed rest22

  • migraine prevalence is highest during the peak productive ages of 25-55

    Migraine prevalence is highest during the peak productive ages of 25-5523

  • patients who suffer from migraine at higher frequency are more likely to experience cephalalgiaphobia

    Patients who suffer from migraine at higher frequency are more likely to experience cephalalgiaphobia, fear of a migraine attack24

Empower your patients to identify migraine related disability by using tools such as the Migraine Disability Assessment (MIDAS) questionnaire.

Access the MIDAS Questionnaire

Introducing a Migraine Diary

A migraine diary can be an effective tool to facilitate productive conversations. In addition to helping patients keep track of their migraine attacks, it can provide important information to:10

  • help identify triggers and prevent future attacks
  • help inform a course of treatment, changes to a current treatment given insufficient efficacy, or disruptive side effects or opportunities for preventive treatment

Encourage your patients to download and use a migraine diary (available in the MoreToMigraine.com patient resource section).

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