7 Myths And Facts About Migraines
Get to know more about your migraines!
Learn to tell the facts from the myths.
Migraine is just a bad headache
Migraine is a psychological disorder caused by stress or depression
Migraine is not life-threatening, just annoying
Any doctor can recognise and treat migraine properly
Migraine is just something you have to live with
Everyone has a specific trigger for their migraines
Only women have migraines
A migraine attack only lasts for an hour
Only adults get migraines
Migraine is a genetic neurological disorder that includes severe headache and other symptoms
Migraine is not psychological but neurological in nature. Stress is a migraine trigger, not a cause
Migraine can be very dangerous as it may induces fatal conditions such as strokes or aneurysm.
Migraine is usually mis-diagnosed, mistreated. Not all physicians have adequate training to treat it properly
There are as many effective treatments and strategies to reduce the occurrence and pain level of migraines
Not everyone can identify their specific trigger. For some it’s a combination of things which may change over time
Men and women can get migraines
There is no set time for how long a migraine typically lasts but it is said to be anywhere between 4 and 72 hours
Children and teenagers can get migraines as well. The symptoms they show may however be different from adults