Migraine Trivia Challenge Answers and Winners: Week 1!

June is Migraine Awareness Month.

The Daily Migraine, the Migraine Research Foundation, and Migraine Again have teamed up to bring some fun to Migraine Awareness Month!


Congratulations to Melissa Mejia in Ohio and Jesse Reid in Nova Scotia for each winning a $50 Amazon giftcard from last week’s Migraine Trivia Challenge!

Didn’t play last week? Here’s what you missed. Be sure to come back to play this Friday for another chance to win.

Question 1: Though it’s very common, migraine is often misunderstood by the general public. Which of these popular statements about migraine is false?
  • Migraine is a really bad headache.
  • Migraine is a neurological disease.
  • Migraine is the 8th most disabling illness in the world.
  • Migraine is the 3rd most prevalent illness in the world.
Migraine is not just a bad headache. Migraine is an extremely incapacitating collection of neurological symptoms.

Question 2: 12% of the world’s population suffers from migraine. Which of these famous people is not known to be among that 12%?
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Lisa Kudrow
  • Meryl Streep
  • Hugh Jackman
Whoopi Goldberg, Lisa Kudrow, and Hugh Jackman have all admitted publicly to suffering from migraine and told stories about how it’s interfered in their lives.

Question 3: The media went crazy over the unsubstantiated claim that a daith piercing could help prevent migraines. Where is the “daith” located?
  • Between your nostrils
  • Right eyebrow
  • A cartilage fold in your ear
  • Middle of your tongue
Though there is no evidence-based research to support this, many people have claimed that piercing the innermost cartilage in their ear has helped their migraines. The location is based on points targeted by acupuncturists to relieve pain.

Question 4: There are no universal migraine triggers, but some are more common than others. Which of these is not a common trigger?
  • Weather changes
  • Skipping a meal
  • Overeating
  • Dehydration
A trigger is anything that brings on a migraine attack. It doesn’t cause the migraine, it sets it off at any given time. Different things trigger migraines in different people, however, changes in the weather, skipping a meal, and being dehydrated are some of the most common migraine triggers shared by sufferers.

Question 5: Migraine has been reported in kids as young as 18 months old. About 10% of school-age children suffer from migraine and it often interferes with their busy lives. Around what time of year do kids’ headaches increase?
  • Around their birthdays
  • During the summer
  • At the start of the school-year
  • At the end of the school-year
Research shows that kids’ migraines tend to increase most when school starts in the fall and in the winter after winter break. Doctors say this is likely due to changes in sleep schedule, skipping breakfast, and many other changes that come with returning to school after a long break.

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