Living with Migraine Part 1


Migraine often occurs for the first time in your teens or early 20s. It is most common in the 30 to 40 age group. At least 90% of people with migraine experience a first attack before the age of 40. Generally it is true that migraine improves as we get into our 50s and 60s. Studies show 40% of people with migraine no longer have attacks by the age of 65. Before the menopause, three times as many women as men have migraine. After 60, when hormonal factors are less likely to play a role, twice as many women as men have migraine.

Let’s look ta some behavioural factors contribute to migraine :

  • Depression – About 40% of people with migraine also have depression. People with migraine are twice as likely to have considered suicide than people without migraine. More than 66% of people with bipolar disorder have migraine.
  • Sleep – Sleep disorders are common among people with migraine. More than two thirds of people with chronic migraine also have insomnia. Behavioural treatment for insomnia can help you get better sleep, and may help reduce your migraine frequency.
  • Anxiety – More than half of people with migraine will have at least one anxiety disorder during their lives.
  • Consistent Daily Schedule – Having a consistent mealtime, bedtime, and daily aerobic exercise are important for people with migraine. Staying consistent in these three areas has been associated with low attach frequency in people with migraine.
  • Taking Medication – Approximately half of people with migraine do not take their medications as recommended by their doctor. With preventive medications taken daily to reduce attach frequency. Fitting them into your daily routine is a good strategy.
  • Stress – Stress is the body’s automatic response to demands or challenges. 4 out of every 5 with migraine report stress as a trigger. Both increases and decrease in stress are associated with migraine attacks.

Tomorrow we will talk about the treatment options for these migraine causes. In the meantime, here are some relaxations tips for relieving your migraine >

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Zina Hermez says:

    Great info. here! I had experienced a series of migraines due to stress when I was in college; I’m glad they’re not so common now.

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    1. GS says:

      Migraines are a deeply painful, often debilitating form of headache. People who experience migraines often require prescription medication or medical treatment to cope with their symptoms. A simple over-the-counter headache pill is rarely effective for treating migraine. Migraines can be episodic or chronic.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing

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      1. Always a joy and pleasure to read and share your posts with followers, My Dear! Hope you have a great day!! xoxox 😘💕🎁🌹

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  2. I get migraines and i have all the above

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    1. GS says:

      Migraines are considered intense headaches that can put a stop to your daily routine. However, they are not just really bad headaches, and they shouldn’t be taken lightly. UAMS neurologist Dr. John Greenfield says frequent migraines can be a sign of a much bigger problem.


      1. Yes and there are heriditary factors. My mom gets migraines too.

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      2. GS says:

        Take care


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