Chronic Migraine Sufferers Sicker, Poorer and More Depressed Than Episodic Migraine Sufferers
This is entirely unsurprising. We know chronic migraines impact work and therefore income, if not cause disability. We know it can lead to comorbid depression and anxiety. We know it can lead to comorbid chronic pain conditions and other health issues.
Anyway, the results demonstrated that people with chronic migraines had significantly lower levels of household income, less likely to work full time, were 2 Xs as likely to have job related disability than those with episodic migraines. They were twice as likely to be depressed, have anxiety and have comorbid chronic pain. And also significantly more likely to have other serious health issues (asthma, bronchitis, COPD, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol or obesity). Not to mention 40% more likely to have heart disease and angina and 70% more likely to have a stroke.