Almost 1% of population suffer from Chronic Migraines. These are a distinct and recently form of daily headache. The doctors define migraine as more than fifteen headache days per month. These days counts only when you don’t take any medication for it. If the migraine lasts less than 15 headache days per month, it is called an Episodic Migraine.
Causes of Chronic Migraine
Like the episodic migraines, there are no causes for the Chronic Migraines. There are studies which shows that many people can trigger their migraines with caffeine, bright lights, hormones, sleep deprivation or food. Also, these studies shown that 2.5-4.6% of the people with episodic migraines progress to chronic migraine. But, there are good news in this study. Almost the same proportion of people regress from chronic migraine to episodic without reason.
If suffer from migraines, any kind of them, you should look for some treatment. Many of the therapies are the same for both of these migraines. These include prescription drugs and counter painkillers. The prescription drugs are generally effective against any type of migraines but there are many downsides. Many doctors recommend changing your lifestyle in order to understand what triggers your migraine. If you experience Chronic Migraines and you should change your lifestyle slowly. This way your migraines can disappear. The medication should be the last solution.
Even if almost 75% of Chronic Migraines patients use medication for their migraines, you should know the downsides. If you take them for long-term they can affect your brain. This happens because currently there isn’t a known cure for it. All the medication is for common headaches.
So, if you start experiencing more headaches daily, you should talk with your doctor. These headaches can lead to Chronic Migraines and worsen your life. Your doctor will know how to prevent them. And as we all know prevention is the best medication!