Migraine Gem of the Day - Episodic to Chronic Migraine
Every year, between 2.5 and 4.6% of people who have episodic Migraine progress to chronic Migraine.
Migraineurs may transition among three Migraine states in both the direction of increasing Migraine frequency and decreasing Migraine frequency:
- 0 - 9 Migraine and headache days per month,
- 10 - 14 Migraine and headache days per month, and
- 15 or more Migraine and headache days per month.
These transitions occur over a period of weeks to a period of months.
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The Rewrite Your Day campaign is currently underway to build awareness of Chronic Migraine. It includes a contest that people with Chronic Migraine can enter to share their story of a moment or event lost to Chronic Migraine. Entries close on December 30, 2011. See:
Dodick, Dr. David W. "Episodic to Chronic Migraine - The Transformers." Platform Presentation. American Headache Society Scottsdale Symposium. November, 2011.
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