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Only People With Actual Migraines Can Pass This Quiz

You mean MY graines?

  1. How prevalent are migraines in the world?

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    Third most prevalent illness

    Migraines are the third most prevalent illness in the world. And in the US, nearly 1 in 4 households include someone with a migraine. So if you have them and think you're alone, you're not!

  2. Who statistically suffers the most from migraines?

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    Women

    According to research presented at the 2018 Experimental Biology Meeting, of the more than 38 million Americans who experience migraine headaches, 28 million are women.

  3. If both parents get migraines, what is the chance their child will?

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    Wrong! 

    75%

    Migraines often run in families, and if both parents get them, there is a very strong chance their child will, too! If only one parent gets them, the chance decreases to 50%.

  4. If pain occurs without an aura, it's not a migraine.

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    False

    Only about about 25% of migraine sufferers also have a visual disturbance called an "aura," which also includes flashes of light, blind spots, or tingling on one side.

  5. Migraines may be linked to the health of your ___.

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    Gut

    In fact, people with migraines are twice as likely to also have IBS.

  6. Forty percent of people with migraines also have ___.

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    Wrong! 

    Depression

    Researchers have found a lot of links between migraines and mental health disorders, including general anxiety disorder, panic attacks, and substance abuse, but 40% of patients with migraines do indeed have depression.

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