Migraine Friendliness Starts With You

Wanting to help someone with migraine is simple. Knowing how to help is harder. We can make it easier for you to "Speak Migraine" and start making a difference in migraine misunderstanding.

Erica C. is an actual migraine patient. Stephen C. is her husband. They have been compensated for their time.

Wanting to help someone with migraine is simple. Knowing how to help is harder. We can make it easier for you to "Speak Migraine" and start making a difference in migraine misunderstanding.

Flash Cards

“I'm having a migraine attack.”

They say
Flash Cards

"I don't have migraine, but I do understand that it's more than just a headache.1 How can I help you?"

You say
Friends with Migraine

Watch two friends, one with migraine, the other without, talk about what matters.

The way we measure migraine is changing

While measuring the number of people with migraine is important, studies are beginning to focus on the larger impact migraine can have on someone's life.2 How does it impact you?

How disabling is migraine?

Globally, migraine is one of the leading causes of years lived with disability. In fact, migraine is ranked in the top 10 worldwide, based on the 2016 global burden of disease study.3

References:

1. Buse DC, Manack AN, Fanning KM, et al. Chronic migraine prevalence, disability and sociodemographic factors: results from the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention Study. Headache. 2012;52(10):1456-1470. 2. Leonardi M, Steiner TJ, Scher AT, Lipton RB. The global burden of migraine: measuring disability in headache disorders with WHO’s Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). J Headache Pain. 2005;6:429-440. 3. GBD 2016 Disease and Injury Incidence and Prevalence Collaborators. Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 310 diseases and injuries, 1900-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. Lancet. 2017;388(10053):1545-1602. 4. Headache Classification Committee of the International Headache Society (IHS). The International Classification of Headache Disorders, 3rd edition (beta version). Cephalalgia. 2013;33(9):629-808. 5. Blumenfeld AM, Varon SF, Wilcox TK, et al. Disability, HRQoL and resource use among chronic and episodic migraineurs: results from the International Burden of Migraine Study (IBMS). Cephalagia. 2010;31(3):301-315.