Living with migraine
Migraine imposes a significant burden not only on the person living with the disease, but also on family, friends, employers and society as a whole.
In fact, migraine is the second leading cause of years lived with disability worldwide.1 Migraine also generates significant direct and indirect economic and societal costs, including medical costs and reduced productivity due to absenteeism and presenteeism.2
Nearly one third (32%) of people with migraine avoid planning activities because they fear having to cancel due to migraine3
53% of people with migraine have attacks that result in significant impairment and often require bed rest4
Migraine prevalence is highest during the most productive ages of adulthood: 20–50 years old5
Patients who suffer from migraine at higher frequency are more likely to experience cephalalgiaphobia, fear of a migraine attack.6