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How long does migraine usually last?

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Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology
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In brief: 4 - 48 hours

Usually several hours to a day or two.

In brief: 4 - 48 hours

Usually several hours to a day or two.
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Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine

In brief: Usually 4-72 hours

Typical episodic migraine lasts from hours to several days.
However episodic migraine can turn into CHRONIC MIGRAINE (transformed migraine) in many patients. Chronic migraine is characterized by headaches more than 15 days a month with at least 8 of the headaches having migrainous symptoms. Often other conditions are present: anxiety, depression, panic, fibromyalgia and sleep disorders

In brief: Usually 4-72 hours

Typical episodic migraine lasts from hours to several days.
However episodic migraine can turn into CHRONIC MIGRAINE (transformed migraine) in many patients. Chronic migraine is characterized by headaches more than 15 days a month with at least 8 of the headaches having migrainous symptoms. Often other conditions are present: anxiety, depression, panic, fibromyalgia and sleep disorders
Dr. David Lipkin
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Dr. David Lipkin
Chronic migraine responds best to treatment when any coexisting conditions are also appropriately treated, such as: psychiatric conditions, fibromyalgia, sleep disorders etc. The treatment of chronic migraine should focus on prophylactic therapy while avoiding migraine triggers and minimizing the use of acute headache medications. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT) can be very helpful.
Dr. Steven Bender
Dentistry

In brief: Migraine duration

By definition, an untreated migraine will last between 4-72 hours.

In brief: Migraine duration

By definition, an untreated migraine will last between 4-72 hours.
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