How Much Do You Know About Chronic Migraine?

Teri Robert | Nov 23, 2015 Feb 26, 2014

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People with chronic migraine experience headaches or migraines on how many days per month?
  1. -1 Eight or more
  2. 1 15 or more
  3. -1 20 or more
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People with chronic migraine experience headaches or migraines 15 or more days per month, eight of which must be migraine for a CM diagnosis.

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  1. People with chronic migraine experience headaches or migraines on how many days per month?

    Correct Answer: 20 or more

    People with chronic migraine experience headaches or migraines 15 or more days per month, eight of which must be migraine for a CM diagnosis.

  2. How many people in the United States live with chronic migraine?

    Correct Answer: Two to three million

    Of more than 37 million people in the United States who have CM, two to three million of them live with CM.

  3. Migraine-related medical costs for people with chronic migraine are:

    Correct Answer: More than the costs related to episodic migraine

    Migraine-related medical costs for people with CM are nearly three times the migraine-related medical costs for people with episodic migraine.

  4. When compared to people with episodic migraine, the stigma associated with chronic migraine is…

    Correct Answer: More

    Study participants with CM scored higher on the Stigma Scale for Chronic Illness (SSCI) than participants with episodic migraine.

  5. When compared to the stigma of stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, ALS, and Parkinson's disease, the stigma associated with chronic migraine is…

    Correct Answer: More

    Study participants with CM scored significantly higher on the Stigma Scale for Chronic Illness (SSCI) than a mixed panel of patients with chronic neurological diseases – stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, ALS, and Parkinson's disease.

  6. How many medications have received approval for the treatment of chronic migraine?

    Correct Answer: One

    Although many medications are prescribed _[off-label](http://www.healthcentral.com/migraine/glossary/o-q-451464-5.html)_ for chronic migraine, only one has been approved by the FDA for this purpose.

  7. Which of these medications has received FDA approval for the treatment of chronic migraine?

    Correct Answer: onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox)

    Many medications are prescribed _[off-label](http://www.healthcentral.com/migraine/glossary/o-q-451464-5.html)_ for chronic migraine, only onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) has been approved for that purpose by the FDA.

  8. Which of these medications are prescribed off-label for the treatment of chronic migraine?

    Correct Answer: all of these

    Topiramate, venlafaxine ER, and gabapentin are all prescribed _[off-label](http://www.healthcentral.com/migraine/glossary/o-q-451464-5.html)_ for both episodic and chronic migraine.

  9. How many medications have been developed specifically for treating chronic migraine?

    Correct Answer: 0

    No medications have been specifically developed for treating chronic migraine.

  10. How many potential preventive treatments are available for chronic migraine (FDA approved or not)?

    Correct Answer: 100+

    There are _[more than 100](http://www.healthcentral.com/migraine/medications-161082-5.html)_ potential treatments in use for the prevention of both episodic and chronic migraine.