Do you know how migraine may impact your patients' lives?

Migraine can impair a person’s ability to function during an attack and in between attacks1,2

For many people living with migraine, attacks do not occur just every now and then.3-5

Many people living with migraine experience 1 or more migraine attacks per week on average

In fact, about 40% of people reported that they had 1 or more migraine headache days per week on average over the previous three months.5

Migraine causes negative effects on various areas of peoples’ lives, including impact on physical health, social activities, and family life7

Domain: Physical Function7 Impacts:
  • Difficulty with moving head and bending
  • Needing to lie down
  • Avoiding bright lights and loud noises
Domain: Everyday Activities7 Impacts:
  • Household chores
  • Running errands
  • Interacting with others
  • Performing tasks related to work and/or school
Domain: Social/Relationship/Leisure Activities7 Impacts:
  • Inability to make plans
  • Avoiding people


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  2. Kim S, Ishii R, Dumkrieger G, et al. Interictal burden attributed to migraine: an analysis from the American Registry for Migraine Research (ARMR). 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting American Headache Society. Headache. 2020;60 Suppl 1:1-156. doi:10.1111/head.13854\
  3. Mannix S, Skalicky A, Buse DC, Desai P, Sapra S, Ortmeier B, Widnell K, Hareendran A. Measuring the impact of migraine for evaluating outcomes of preventive treatments for migraine headaches. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2016;14(1):143. doi:10.1186/s12955-016-0542-3.
  4. Blumenfeld AM, Varon SF, Wilcox TK, et al. Disability, HRQoL and resource use among chronic and episodic mirgraineurs: results from the International Burden of Migraine Study (IBMS). Cephalalgia. 2011;31(3):301-315.
  5. Lipton RB, Adams AM, Buse DC, et al. A comparison of the chronic migraine epidemiology and outcomes (CaMEO) study and American migraine prevalence and prevention (AMPP) study: demographics and headache-related disability. Headache. 2016;56:1280-1289.
  6. Reed ML, Araujo AB, Nicholson RA, et al. Symptom patterns, disability, and physician visits among a US sample of people with migraine: results of the OVERCOME study. Headache. 2019;59(S1):59-60
  7. Hareendran A, Mannix S, Skalicky A, Widnell K, Corey-Lisle P, Sapra S. EHMTI-0236. A qualitative study of the functional impact of symptoms on migraine patients. J Headache Pain. 2014;15(suppl 1):D53.