What Is Chronic Migraine?

Chronic Migraine means living with 15 or more headache and migraine days a month each lasting 4 hours or more.

Migraine or Chronic Migraine?

Knowing the difference between migraine and Chronic Migraine can make all the difference when it comes to treatment. If half your month is spent with headaches and migraine attacks, you may have Chronic Migraine.

Over the years, headaches and migraines get more frequent and more severe until it reaches the point where that person has Chronic Migraine.
Dr. Ailani

What makes preventive treatment different from acute?

Preventive treatments are taken on a schedule.

Preventive treatments like BOTOX®…prevent headache days before they even start.
Dr. Ailani

What are the common symptoms of Chronic Migraine?


Moderate to severe headaches or head pain


Head pain that causes throbbing, pounding, or pulsating sensations


Nausea and/or vomiting


Sensitivity to light, noise, and/or smells


Attacks that last from 4 hours to several days

Do it for one month

If you are experiencing this 15 times or more a month with each headache lasting 4 or more hours, you may have Chronic Migraine.

Is half your month
spent with headaches
and migraine attacks?

If you have 15 or more headache days per month, you may have Chronic Migraine. BOTOX® prevents headaches and migraine attacks before they even start.*

Where’s my nearest Chronic Migraine specialist?

Finding one who’s right for you could be an important step in managing your treatment.

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Please note: Although we update our directory regularly, this list may not have current provider information. This list is compiled by AbbVie and includes physicians known to have experience with BOTOX® in the past 5 years. The results shown may not be inclusive of all physicians who may have experience with BOTOX® or therapies like BOTOX® in your area. Please see the Terms & Conditions for additional details.

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