Top 10 Facts About Migraines #MigraineAwarenessMonth

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Top 10 Facts About Migraines You May Not Know – #MigraineAwarenessMonth

1) Migraines tend to affect women more than men. Although obviously many men experience debilitating migraines as well.

2) The preventative medications typically used to treat migraines are off label drugs that are used to treat seizures, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, and depression. While some have been FDA approved for the treatment of migraines, quite often it is a lot of trial and error for the patient.

3) There is no known cause of migraines. Many people have triggers while other patients have an onset for no rhyme or reason.

4) The pain associated with migraines can sometimes impact a person’s ability to sleep. A disruptive sleep cycle can cause a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, obesity, diabetes, etc.

5) Migraines are an invisible illness so you’d never know a person was suffering unless they were showing other symptoms.

6) Nausea, vomiting, inability to handle loud noises and/or sun/light are common symptoms associated with migraines.

7) Depression is three times more common in people with migraine or severe headaches than in healthy individuals.

8) Migraines are amongst the three most prevalent health conditions worldwide.

9) Among adults of all ages, migraines are one of the top 20 causes of disability.

10) A little more than a third of migraine sufferers face difficulties or discrimination at work because of their condition. School also causes issues for many students who suffer.

 

{Thanks to this website here for helping me with certain pieces of information}

 

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