Your Doctor Knows Migraine

But your migraine isn't textbook. No one's is. That's why we developed a range of useful tools and resources to help you #SpeakYourMigraine in your own voice.

Samantha A. is an actual migraine patient. She has been compensated for her time.

But your migraine isn't textbook. No one's is. That's why we developed a range of useful tools and resources to help you #SpeakYourMigraine in your own voice.

What are some of your migraine "didn’ts"?

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“It’s just a headache.”

They say
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"Actually, it's a neurological disease that affects millions of us during the most active periods of our lives1"

You say
The Impact of Migraine on Family

Watch Erica. C. tell us how migraine affects her feelings about being a mom

We need better communication

In a recent study, a majority of doctor-and-patient pairs came away from their conversations with a different understanding of what was discussed.2 We want to make doctor-patient communication more effective by helping people find the right words to understand each other.

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

Migraine is a time thief

In a recent study, 74% of respondents reported that migraine in some way affected their ability to function at work or school.2 When you consider the ways migraine—and dread of the next attack—can impact you, silence is no longer an option.

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. Lipton RB, Hahn SR, Cady RK, et al. In-office discussions of migraine: results from the American Migraine Communication Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Aug;23(8):1145-1151. 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.