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Medication Use Among Migraineurs: Results
of a Population Survey
Sheftell F., et al
Posted: July 2003  
Presented at: 45th Annual Scientific Meeting
American Headache Society
June 19-22, 2003; Chicago, Illinois

Objective:   To determine patterns of, and satisfaction with, medication use among migraine sufferers and to identify preferences and attitudes toward specific formulations of migraine medications.

Conclusion:   Despite the introduction of revolutionary migraine therapies in the last decade, the condition remains highly disabling. Many migraineurs continue to manage their headaches with OTC’s, and many are dissatisfied with current treatment approaches. Surprisingly, a significant proportion of highly disabled migraineurs are satisfied with available treatments to date, which calls for a better understanding of migraine population subgroups, their desires and expectations from anti-migraine drugs. Migraine awareness needs to continue to improve using organizations like ACHE to help sufferers manage their expectations and better understand treatments and their illness overall.