New Survey Finds That Many People With Migraine Live With Pain Nearly Half Of Every Month
Migraine is a debilitating neurological disease that is often misunderstood by those who do not suffer symptoms, according to the Migraine Impact Report a new survey recently released by Eli Lilly and Company and conducted by Nielsen. The report showed that respondents without the disease underestimate the pain and duration of a typical migraine. Ninety one percent of respondents with migraine further agreed that those who do not experience migraine pain do not have a complete understanding of the severity of the disease.
“As a practicing neurologist, I saw firsthand both the burden faced by people living with migraine, and the feeling that people must ‘power through’ their lives because those around them may not understand just how all-encompassing migraine can be,” says Dr. Sheena Aurora, a medical fellow at Lilly.