Migraine Trivia Challenge Answers and Winners: Week 4!

June is Migraine Awareness Month.

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

Congratulations to Mari Fernandez and Margaret Link, our 2 final $50 Amazon giftcard winners!

Missed the final round? Read the questions and answers:

Question 1: Some forms of migraine have strange symptoms that sound almost like fiction. Which popular children’s story inspired the name of a rare form of migraine?
  • Charlotte’s Web
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Secret Garden
  • Cat in the Hat
People with Alice in Wonderland Syndrome experience strange visual disturbances that include feeling a different size than they really are and perceiving things as much smaller or larger.

Question 2: There are many types of non-drug treatments for migraine that work for some sufferers, including taking certain vitamin and mineral supplements. Which supplement is not commonly used to treat migraine?
  • Magnesium
  • B vitamins
  • Iron
  • Feverfew
Magnesium, B vitamins, and Feverfew have all been found to help prevent migraines in some sufferers.

Question 3: How many certified headache specialists are there for the 38 million American migraine sufferers?
  • About 500,000
  • About 50,000
  • About 5,000
  • About 500
In 2015, there were about 500 certified headache specialists in the U.S. and 38 million sufferers. More than half of all migraine sufferers are never diagnosed. Although 25% of sufferers are candidates for preventive treatment, only 12% of all sufferers receive it.

Question 4: A migraine trigger is anything that brings on a migraine attack, alone or in combination with other triggers. Which is not among the 10 most common migraine triggers?
  • Stress
  • Skipping meals
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Eating chocolate
There are no universal triggers, but some commonly occurring ones include certain lifestyle triggers, environmental triggers, weather-related triggers, hormonal triggers, and medication triggers. Strong scientific evidence linking migraine to specific foods is lacking.

Question 5: The National Institutes of Health is the US government agency that funds much of the country’s medical research. Which of these conditions gets more NIH research funding than migraine?
  • Pneumonia
  • Asthma
  • Dental and oral disease
  • All of the above
In America and throughout the world, migraine is one of the most severely underfunded diseases relative to the disability it causes sufferers.

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