“Unmasking the Mystery” Raising awareness for migraines

Do you know how many people are affected by migraines? And how many are men, women or children? Here are some quick stats…

  • About 36 million Americans (10% of the population) live with migraines
  • And about 27 million of those are women
  • For 14 million people, they experience chronic daily headaches
  • Migraines can start at a young age. Half of all migraine sufferers have their first attack before the age of 12.[1]


June is National Migraine Awareness Month and there are some unique and simple ways you can get involved. Try adding a purple ribbon to your pictures on Facebook with PicBadges. You can also take part in the blog challenge, or the tweet challenge.

If you’re living with migraines, find others just like you in our growing community of more than 5,000 migraine patients on PatientsLikeMe. Learn what they’re doing to manage their condition with symptom and treatment reports, and share your own experience with a personal health profile or in the community forum.

[1] http://www.migraineresearchfoundation.org/frequently-asked-questions.html

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