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Are migraine remissions possible?

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When you have yet another migraine headache -- with a throbbing head and nausea -- you may wonder if you'll ever be free of them. Some people who get migraines do see their symptoms go away over time. Doctors don't fully understand what causes migraines, so there's no step-by-step plan to make them stop. But it is possible to go into remission (stop having migraines).

From: Is Migraine Remission Possible? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES :

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Migraine information page."

American Headache Society: "Remission from chronic migraine to episodic migraine: Rates, predictors, and consequences."

Neurology : "Rates, predictors, and consequences of remission from chronic migraine to episodic migraine."

Current Opinion in Neurology : "The prognosis of migraine."

American Journal of Epidemiology : "Methods for estimating remission rates from cross-sectional survey data: Application and validation using data from a national migraine study."

American Academy of Neurology: "What predicts remission from chronic migraine?"

Neurology : "Clinical course in migraine: Conceptualizing migraine transformation."

Reviewed by William Blahd on March 30, 2017

SOURCES :

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Migraine information page."

American Headache Society: "Remission from chronic migraine to episodic migraine: Rates, predictors, and consequences."

Neurology : "Rates, predictors, and consequences of remission from chronic migraine to episodic migraine."

Current Opinion in Neurology : "The prognosis of migraine."

American Journal of Epidemiology : "Methods for estimating remission rates from cross-sectional survey data: Application and validation using data from a national migraine study."

American Academy of Neurology: "What predicts remission from chronic migraine?"

Neurology : "Clinical course in migraine: Conceptualizing migraine transformation."

Reviewed by William Blahd on March 30, 2017

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