Chronic Migraine
How much is Chronic Migraine impacting you?
Stay ahead of Chronic Migraine:

KNOW THE STATISTICS

If you have Chronic Migraine, you live with 15 or more headache days a month, with each headache lasting 4 hours or more, and at least 8 headache days a month associated with migraine. That’s at least half of every month—and 180 days a year—eaten up by headache days.

CHRONIC MIGRAINE STATISTICS

  • 3.2 million Americans are estimated to live with Chronic Migraine.*

  • Only 36% of people with Chronic Migraine are properly diagnosed based on a study of 200 people who saw a specialist.

  • Over a 3-month period, people with Chronic Migraine miss an average of 63 days of work, school, and time with family — including time that was less productive at home and at the office.

* This was determined by taking the publication’s Chronic Migraine prevalence rate and applying it to 2010 US population estimates for those 18 or more years of age (n = 234,504,070).

Want to learn more about living with Chronic Migraine?

GET THE FACTS

How much of an impact is Chronic Migraine truly having on your everyday life?

TAKE THE TEST
CLOSE

EMPOWER YOURSELF WITH INFORMATION

Get more information on Chronic Migraine. Fill out the fields below, and we'll send some your way.

*Required fields
Please correct the highlighted fields.
*
*
*
*
Yes, I would like to receive information from Allergan related to MyChronicMigraine.com including site updates, education on headache disorders like Chronic Migraine, and other Allergan products and services.
CLOSE


FACE CHRONIC MIGRAINE HEAD ON

TAKE THE TEST

9 questions. 9 ways to find out just how much of an impact Chronic Migraine is having on you and those around you.

START THE TEST
Answer these questions to the best of your ability.
If need be, take a guess, or approximate.
QUESTION OF

DID YOU KNOW?

By definition, people living with Chronic Migraine spend at least half of each month (more headache days than not!) living with debilitating headache days, including migraines.

In the last month, how many headache‑free days did you have (without the help of medication)?

If you don’t remember the exact number of days, give the best answer you can.

Headache-free days without medication refers to days when you were headache-free for the full day, and did not take any medication.

DID YOU KNOW?

Though Chronic Migraine affects approximately 1.3–2.4% of the population, it's the most common condition seen in headache specialty practices.

In the last month, when you have had headaches or migraines, how often was the pain moderate or severe?

DID YOU KNOW?

In a study of 520 Chronic Migraine patients, 82% took one or more over-the-counter medications to treat their headaches and migraines. They were taken on average 15 days a month, with anti-inflammatory oral medications being the most common.

In the last month, how many days did you use acute medication to treat your headaches and migraines?
Acute medications = medications you took once the headaches began—not anything you took to prevent the headaches before they started.

DID YOU KNOW?

People with Chronic Migraine are more likely to be unable to perform the functions required of them at their job, and less likely to be employed full time than people who have migraines less frequently.

How many days were you less productive at work and/or school because of your headaches or migraines?

DID YOU KNOW?

Over a 3-month period, people with Chronic Migraine miss an average of 63 days of work, school, and time with family—including time that was less productive at home and at the office.

In the last month, how many days did you miss family, social, or leisure activities because of your headaches or migraines?

DID YOU KNOW?

Chronic Migraine affects more women than it does men. Studies in Europe and the US show that 18% of women suffer from migraine, compared to only 8% of men.

How often do you worry that your headaches and migraines will have an effect on making plans with friends or family (due to canceled plans or reduced time with them)?

DID YOU KNOW?

In a recent study, some people with Chronic Migraine said that they hadn't been able to participate in their family vacation due to headache in the past year, and others canceled or missed their family vacation altogether.

In the last month, how often did your headaches and migraines interfere with making plans?

DID YOU KNOW?

The World Health Organization conducted a study in 2010 that named the 4 most disabling diseases—and Chronic Migraine made the list.

In the last month, how often did you worry about making plans because of your headaches and migraines?

DID YOU KNOW?

In studies, Chronic Migraine has been shown to cause a greater burden than episodic migraine (migraines that occur occasionally).

In the last month, how many times did you have to cancel plans because of your headaches and migraines?
BACK NEXT

CHRONIC MIGRAINE AND YOU: SEE THE IMPACT

Your Chronic Migraine might be having a bigger impact on your everyday life than you—or your doctor—realize.

0
Days you had a headache or migraine
0
Times you canceled plans
0
Days you were less productive at work or school
As indicated in the past 30 days.

So what now? Get your full results—and share them.

It might be time to have a conversation with your doctor. Together, you can talk about your treatment options, and figure out your next step. Start by sending yourself a copy of your results—that way, you’ll have it on hand for your next appointment.

*Required fields
Please correct the highlighted fields.
*
*
Want more on Chronic Migraine? Check this box.Yes, I would like to receive information from Allergan related to MyChronicMigraine.com including site updates, education on headache disorders like Chronic Migraine, and other Allergan products and services.

GOOD NEWS: YOU’RE ABOUT TO SHARE WHAT YOU’VE LEARNED.

A new window will open in your browser so that you can share this content on your Facebook page. Links to outside websites do not imply an endorsement or recommendation by Allergan. Allergan accepts no responsibility or liability for the content or service of other websites.

CONTINUE

By clicking yes, a new window will open in your browser, taking you to a site about a treatment option for Chronic Migraine. Would you like to continue?

YES