If chronic migraine (CM) is your constant companion, it’s likely you’ve gone on a long, twisting journey through a medical minefield. I too struggled for years and finally realized I had to become my own advocate to battle this disease. Everyone knows someone who gets migraines, but very few know about the reality of life with chronic migraine.
Chronic migraine occurs in approximately 1% of the U.S. population, the same number of people as the residents of Los Angeles and Chicago combined. Worldwide, it is estimated that 144 million people live with CM.
Migraine exists on a spectrum.
On the severe end are those of us living with CM, defined as having “15 or more headache days per month for a duration of three months or longer.” If, like me, you are in that group, your reality is that you have migraine or head pain more often than not…