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What is remission in migraines?

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If you get migraines, you may have them several times a month or even daily in some cases. If you have them at least 15 days a month, you have chronic migraine. If you have fewer than 15 a month but more than one a year, you have occasional migraine. For some, these attacks can go into either partial or full remission:

  • Partial remission happens when people with chronic migraine suddenly get fewer of them. If you have one 10 days or less a month instead of 15 days, your doctor may say your chronic migraine has gone into remission.
  • Full remission happens when people with occasional migraine go an entire year without one.

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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