What is Chronic Migraine?

There are two types of migraine – Episodic Migraine and Chronic Migraine – each
determined by frequency of headache days.

Chronic Migraine is a debilitating condition where patients suffer headaches for 15 days or
more per month, with migraine on at least 8 of those days. In real terms, this means that a
person who suffers from Chronic Migraine has a headache or migraine for more than half the
days in the month.

Although Chronic Migraine is distinct from other types of headache and migraine,
approximately 80 per cent of people meeting the definition of Chronic Migraine may not have
received a diagnosis and may be unaware of specialist care available.

It is estimated that over 345,800 people (aged 18 years and over) in Australia suffer from
Chronic Migraine.


Click here for Chronic Migraine Fact Sheet

Click here for Media Release: BOTOX

Click here for September 2011 ‘A Snapshot of the Impact of Migraine on Australians’ Survey Key Findings

Read more about chronic migraine at Virtual Medical Centre

Location and symptoms

See Chronic Migraine.