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surprises that come with aging-no migraines?

From WebMD : "Bye-Bye Migraines

Once you hit your 70s, those migraines you may have had much of your life may go away. Only 10% of women and 5% of men over 70 still report migraines. Even better news: If you do have a migraine, it may not actually come with the headache. As people age, some may experience migraines as visual or sensory disturbances without pain." Is this true?

  1. Hopefully others will reply if they've experienced a decrease with age. I'm not sure about the research, but I know that it would be great if we could count on fewer migraines as we age. I hope you have a pain-free day. April - Migraine. com Team

    1. I’m 66 years old and I have suffered with migraines since I was 10 years old. I pray every day that as I get older these migraines will stop. But, I’ve no such luck.🙁

  2. - wouldn't it be great if migraines decreased as we aged. Seems like my episodes are getting worse as I get older - am over 50. There are so many factors involved in having migraine disease, it's different for everyone. I am not sure what the data really shows, but I take advice from WebMD with a grain of salt. I'd look for reputable journals and studies for this kind of information. Also, there are different types of migraines - here's an article to help understand -- https://migraine.com/migraine-types Not sure of the accuracy of decreasing migraine disease stats or migraine symptoms in aging patients on that site. Hopefully, some more people chime in on this topic. Rebecca (comm advc Migraine.com)

    1. Although when I look back, I think I have had some migraine-like events throughout my life, it really came for me hard when I was age 64-65. Before that I'd had many years with just the odd dizzy spell sometimes.
      So basically age 64 I was finally diagnosed with migraine. It is not a typical kind and gets my gut more than my head. It hasn't gone yet and I am 69 this year. It has just changed shape every few months into yet another form of feeling ill, then back again, and back and forth like that and as soon as one symptom passed, another would take its place. Now it's intractable gut issues whenever I get the over-eye pain.
      I was a fit strong person when this hit, with super health and cast iron gut and a splendid diet and stamina. But in the last 4 years I seriously believed I was dying.
      I hope you're right and it will go when I pass 70. I can live in hope I suppose...

      1. my heart goes out to you. I have been struggling with chronic migraines since my early 20s. I really do not remember a life before migraines. I can imagine it would be difficult to be stopped in your tracks with any chronic illness after years of being healthy and active. I hope that this article is right and your relief from the pain is is around the corner. Hugs, Shayla (Migraine.com, Team Member)


    2. I think it must have been much worse for you to have these problems for all of your life. I had some when I was younger, had no idea what they were, but they disappeared again and I forgot them basically. But there were years in between anything.
      I know someone -a neighbour of mine -who told me she used to have the most horrendous migraines when she was younger. She said she would be in so much pain she begged an emergency doctor to "put her to sleep" once.
      Now, they have gone completely for her! She is just over 70. Only occasionally she gets trigeminal neuralgia if she spends too long in a cold environment, but otherwise -no migraine!

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