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How do you know if you may have migraine or Chronic Migraine?

Chronic Migraine follows you around more days than not. It’s defined as at least 8 MIGRAINE DAYS per month, and a total of 15 or more MIGRAINE OR HEADACHE DAYS per month.

SO, FOR EXAMPLE:

Every day affected by migraine and headache counts

Don’t forget to include the sensations you feel before or after a migraine or headache. Some people feel a “headache hangover” after their migraine is over, or pain before it starts—that’s certainly not a headache-free day! If you have headache lasting 4 hours or more, make sure you count that as a migraine or headache day and talk to your doctor.

So what does it mean to live with Chronic Migraine?

Not only does it lurk around more than half your month, Chronic Migraine symptoms can be severe and may include:

  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Changes in vision, sensation, and speech

DID YOU KNOW?

Chronic Migraine has been shown to be a greater burden on life than other headache conditions. In a recent study, some people with Chronic Migraine said that they hadn’t been able to participate in a family vacation due to headache in the last year. Others had to cancel their vacation altogether!

Work

When it comes to giving Chronic Migraine the slip, knowledge is your friend.

Here are some places where you can read up:

  • Unfriend Chronic Migraine Facebook Page

    Join the community and get information about how to see less of Chronic Migraine

  • Migraine Research Foundation

    Get migraine research and facts

  • American Migraine Foundation

    News and information for people living with migraine and Chronic Migraine

  • Migraine.com

    An online community for people living with migraine

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