Migraine Trivia Challenge Answers and Winners: Week 2

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

Each Friday, play our weekly Migraine Trivia Challenge to help spread the word about migraine, test your knowledge, and enter to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

Congratulations to Barbara in the UK and Lena in Australia, the gift card winners from last week’s challenge!

Didn’t play last week? Here’s what you missed. Be sure to play this week for all new trivia and another chance to win.

Question 1: 12% of the world’s population suffers from migraine. What proportion of migraine sufferers ever gets diagnosed?
  • 10%
  • 25%
  • 50%
  • 90%
Most people who have a migraine attack begin by treating themselves with over-the-counter medications. Sufferers sometimes consult a doctor as symptoms become more severe and disabling, but more than half of all migraine sufferers are never diagnosed

Question 2: Sometimes migraines can make you feel isolated, but getting the word out about it can help shine a light on your pain. Which popular band sings a song about migraine?
  • 30 Seconds to Mars
  • Twenty One Pilots
  • Coldplay
  • Maroon 5
The lyrics to the song, called Migraine, include “Am I the only one I know Waging my wars behind my face and above my throat? Shadows will scream that I’m alone.”

Question 3: Migraine is a diagnosis of exclusion – it’s diagnosed by a process of elimination. Which is not a typical step in diagnosing patients with migraine?
  • Asking about symptoms
  • Taking a family history
  • Doing genetic testing
  • Completing a neurological exam
Diagnosis is made by asking careful questions and ruling out other conditions, and there is not yet a genetic test or biomarker to show migraine is present.

Question 4: Throughout history and still today, migraine is poorly understood and widely mistreated. Which has never been suggested by doctors as a treatment for migraine?
  • Eyeball removal
  • Bloodletting
  • Burning the scalp
  • Drilling holes in the skull
Shockingly, there have been many strange migraine treatments documented in doctors’ notes and medical history texts. Though sometimes it might feel like the only solution, eyeball removal is not known to ever have been suggested as a treatment for migraine.

Question 5: What’s one thing you should do to prevent migraines during airplane travel?
  • Drink a glass of red wine to relax
  • Skip lunch so it doesn’t cause motion sickness
  • Take an over-the-counter pain reliever before you board
  • Don’t drink water so you don’t have to use the plane bathroom
Red wine, skipping meals, and dehydration are all common migraine triggers and should be avoided when traveling by air. Taking an over-the-counter pain reliever may help prevent a migraine triggered by pressure changes while flying.

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