What is the prognosis of migraine headache?

Updated: Oct 21, 2019
  • Author: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Migraine is a chronic condition, but prolonged remissions are common. One study showed that among persons who had migraine during childhood, 62% were migraine free for more than 2 years during puberty and as young adults but that only 40% were still migraine free at age 30 years. [60]

The severity and frequency of migraine attacks tend to diminish with increasing age. After 15 years of suffering migraines, approximately 30% of men and 40% of women no longer have migraine attacks.


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