Approximately 36 million Americans are affected by migraines. A migraine can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually isolated to one side of the head. It's often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. For some people, a warning symptom known as an aura occurs before or with the migraine headache. An aura can include visual disturbances, such as flashes of light or blind spots, or other disturbances.
Migraine attacks can last for hours to days, and the pain can be so severe that it interferes with your daily activities. More severe than a typical headache, migraine symptoms often include:
Many migraine sufferers struggle with depression, anxiety, and difficulty sleeping in addition to their headache. The attacks often cause them to skip social activities and take time off from work.
Researchers believe that migraines may be caused by a central nervous system disorder, irregularities with blood vessels in the brain, chemical abnormalities, or genetics. Clinical studies are an important step to understanding the cause and finding a solution to prevent migraines.
Migraines are often undiagnosed and untreated. If you regularly have signs and symptoms of migraine, keep a record of your attacks and how you treated them. Then make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your headaches.
If you’re experiencing migraine headaches, Aventiv Research needs your help testing an investigational migraine prevention medication. Qualified participants in this migraine clinical trial must:
Participants in a migraine research study will be seen by a doctor and receive all study-related care, testing and study medication at no cost. Compensation for time and travel may be available.
To get started, find out if you qualify by completing our online volunteer form.
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