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My Migraine Thrivers Story

Posted on April 11 2015

My Migraine Thrivers Story
I have had chronic Migraines since the age of 15. Not only has it caused the loss of jobs before I was diagnosed, but it has cased huge financial issues and stolen countless dsys of my life that I will never get back.

According to The American Migraine Foundation "Migraine research receives very little funding. This is true when considering the total amount of funding and funding adjusted for migraine prevalence, disability caused by migraine and the societal costs from migraine. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the major source of governmental research funding in the United States. The NIH allocates only 0.012% of its research budget to headache research.

In 2013 the NIH granted only $19 million for migraine research. Diabetes received $1,007 million in 2013. Asthma received $207 million in 2013.

The amount of funding that the NIH spent on migraine research in 2007 is equal to only $0.36 per person with migraine. Diabetes received $49.38 per person with diabetes. Asthma received $12.25 per person with asthma."
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