Allergan Canada is proudly supporting National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month with #MoreThanAMigraine to encourage dialogue and awareness surrounding chronic migraines (CM), migraines and headaches.
The Difference Between Migraines and Other Types of Headaches
Migraines are more severe and debilitating than other types of headaches, and impact over 2.7 million Canadians. They consist of moderately to severely intense headaches with throbbing or pulsating pain and are often on one side of the head. Other debilitating symptoms include nausea; vomiting; and hypersensitivity to lights, sounds and smells.
- It is estimated that between 370,000- 600,000 adult Canadians, 18 years or older, suffer from CM.
- It has been estimated that just 20.2 per cent of CM sufferers receive a CM diagnosis, and only 33.3 per cent of CM patients use preventive medication.
- Over 80 per cent of CM sufferers in Canada are women.
This June, Allergan Canada is encouraging migraine sufferers to break their silence in hopes to spread awareness on the condition, to highlight the symptoms, and to understand the impact. Migraine sufferers can talk to the healthcare providers, share their experiences online using #MoreThanAMigraine and connect on mychronicmigraine.ca to discover treatment options, understand triggers, and/or take a patient self-assessment. The site also features a search tool that allows Canadians to find a doctor in their area who may be able to help.