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Test your knowledge of migraines and see if you know the best ways to ease the pain.

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Question 1 of 20 Correct

Which gender experiences migraines more frequently?

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The correct answer is: Women are three times more likely to have migraines than men.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

Which of these is a suspected reason why women experience more migraines than men?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Migraines in women are thought to be triggered by fluctuating hormones. Stress, bright lights and certain foods can also trigger migraines in women.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

How is a migraine different from a regular headache?

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The correct answer is: A migraine is more than just a headache. It is often accompanied by a myriad of symptoms -- some painful and others not.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

Which of these is a suspected cause of migraines?

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The correct answer is: The origin of migraine headaches is not completely understood. Some researchers believe migraines are the result of spasms or contractions of blood vessels in the brain. Experts do know, however, what type of events or things can trigger migraines.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

In addition to a headache, which of these is a physical symptom of a migraine?

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The correct answer is: In addition to a throbbing pain in the head, migraines can also cause pale and clammy skin and extreme sensitivity to light and sound.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

True or false: Migraine headaches can be so severe they will cause nausea or vomiting.

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The correct answer is: This is true. The pain from a migraine headache can be so severe it will actually cause nausea and vomiting.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

Which of these symptoms might signal an oncoming migraine headache, hours before your head begins hurting?

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The correct answer is: All of the above are known as prodrome symptoms, which appear in about 60 percent of patients prior to a migraine, usually 12 to 24 hours before the migraine occurs. Prodrome symptoms may also include weakness and altered sensation.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

Which type of migraine sends prodrome, or early, symptoms before the migraine begins?

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The correct answer is: Migraines that have warning signs or prodrome symptoms before they start are called classic migraines.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

Which of these is thought to be a trigger for a migraine headache?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Recurring migraine attacks are often triggered by a lack of food or sleep, exposure to light or, in women, hormonal irregularities. Anxiety or stress or can also act as triggers.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

How long does a migraine last?

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The correct answer is: A migraine headache typically lasts 29 hours, but in some cases, it can last as long as 3 days.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

Which type of migraine starts without any warning signs or symptoms?

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The correct answer is: Migraines that start without warning signs are called common migraines.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

True or false: Pregnant women who have a history of migraines have a higher risk of developing preeclampsia and stroke.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Pregnant women who have a history of migraines have a higher risk of developing increased blood pressure with preeclampsia and strokes. However, the occurrence of these complications is rare.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

True or false: Migraine headaches are an inherited condition.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Migraine headaches tend to run in families, suggesting a genetic cause.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

True or false: There is no cure for migraine headaches.

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The correct answer is: This is true. There is no known medical cure for migraine headaches, but there are many ways to treat migraines successfully.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

Which of these is a treatment for migraines?

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The correct answer is: Doctors may prescribe medicines for you to take when a migraine begins, or you may be able to use over-the-counter pain medicines. Botox, injected near the temples, has been found to be a successful treatment for migraines, but it is often a last resort due to the expense.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

True of false: Over-the-counter medications are usually not strong enough to treat a migraine.

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The correct answer is: This is true. For mild migraines, over-the-counter medications can be helpful, but they are generally not sufficient to treat moderate to severe migraines.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

Which of these alternative treatments has been found successful in relieving symptoms of a migraine?

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The correct answer is: Research suggests feverfew, a supplement from the sunflower family, can be effective in the treatment of migraines. Acupressure massage, the ancient Chinese healing method of using pressure on certain points of the body to relieve pain, and acupuncture are also thought to be effective treatments.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

True or false: Most menopausal women who develop migraine headaches find that the symptoms of a migraine go away after menopause.

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The correct answer is: This is true. After menopause, about two-thirds of women with migraines during menopause find that their migraines improve and, in some cases, disappear completely.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

Auras occur in about 10 to 20 percent of people shortly before a migraine starts. What is an aura symptom?

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The correct answer is: All of the above can be symptoms of an aura. Confusion and weakness along one side of the body are other symptoms, too.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

Which of these spaces is ideal for recovering from a headache?

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The correct answer is: Most migraine sufferers find relief only in a darkened, quiet room.

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