About Migraine

What is migraine?

A migraine is a severe, throbbing, recurring
pain, often on one side of the head, with
symptoms like sensitivity to light or sound
and nausea. Because the disease
is invisible
to others, the burden of
migraine is often misunderstood and 
underestimated.

39

MILLION PEOPLE
in the U.S.
are
impacted by
migraine.

Ellie W
Actual Nurtec ODT Patient

What causes
migraine?

During migraine attacks, a nerve in the brain releases a protein called calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP). CGRP attaches to and activates receptors* in the brain and is believed to play a key role in migraine attacks.

*Receptors help cells communicate and bring about responses, such as pain.

The impact of migraine

Migraines can last anywhere between 4-72 hours and can have a major impact on your life.
Whether it's the pain, the symptoms, or the effects of some acute treatments, functioning
normally at work or at home with a migraine can be extremely difficult.

The World Health Organization classifies migraine
as one of the top 10 leading causes of disability.

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