THE FAMILY BURDEN OF CHRONIC MIGRAINE
Respondents to a survey of about 1000 patients with chronic migraine reported missing family events on a regular basis and felt guilty and sad about how this affected their relationships with their spouses and children. About 75% thought they would be better spouses if they did not have chronic migraine. About two-thirds felt guilty about being angered or annoyed by their partners or children, two-thirds avoided sexual intimacy, and about 60% felt they would be better parents if they did not have chronic migraine.
According to Dr Dawn Buse, “The effects of chronic migraine can be devastating and far-reaching.” There are effective treatments for chronic migraine, including preventative drugs and injections of Botox.
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