Migraine treatments are varied, often a patchwork of medication and lifestyle modifications, but they have one thing in common: They aren’t cheap. Ninety percent of sufferers said they had to see a doctor and 50 percent said they had to go the emergency room, at least once in the past year for their migraines. In addition to co-pays they also pay for expensive prescription and over-the-counter drugs to prevent and manage their symptoms. Next, try starting a few of these 32 everyday habits that will reduce your risk of getting headaches.
Your social life
Turning down fun plans with “no thanks, I have a headache” can feel like the ultimate cop-out but for migraine sufferers it’s a harsh reality of living with their condition. According to a Migraine in America 2016 survey of nearly 4,000 people, two-thirds of sufferers reported migraines that lasted five days or more and the same amount said they worried about disappointing others because of their pain. Half said they were embarrassed about their condition and would try to hide their migraines from friends and family. Try these 10 proven migraine remedies.