Migraines affect about 12% of American adults.1 In fact, one in four households has a family member who gets migraine headaches.2
Migraine headaches are a common – but complex – condition
Despite its prevalence, migraine is a complex illness that affects people in very different ways. You may get migraine headaches once or twice a week, or once or twice a year.3 Untreated migraine attacks can last several hours, or a few days.4
Migraine headaches can strike at any time of day, although they often occur in the morning. While migraine headaches are almost three times more common among women, 6% of men suffer from them.2
The factors that trigger migraines vary widely from person to person, and the headaches can be accompanied by a variety of migraine symptoms.2,3 But one thing almost all migraine sufferers share is the experience of migraine pain.