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What chronic conditions are associated with migraine headaches?

Certain conditions are found more frequently in migraine sufferers compared to people who do not suffer from migraines. Diagnosing these coexisting conditions is important for proper treatment.

Strong evidence supports the coexistence of migraines with the following conditions:
  • epilepsy
  • stroke
  • major depression
  • anxiety disorders
  • bulimia
  • fibromyalgia
  • low blood sugar
  • nicotine use
  • illegal drug use

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