The survey delved further into secondary effects and hidden costs. Results demonstrated that migraine can have a devastating impact on patients’ professional, social and economic well-being. Due to the disabling nature of the disease, over one-third of respondents reported that lowered productivity during migraines resulted in them missing out on work opportunities and earning potential. Additionally, 72 percent agreed that migraines hindered their ability to care for family, while 90 percent reported a sense of helplessness when a loved one has a migraine.