Migraine is the most common neurological condition in the world, affecting about
12–15% of people. It is three times more common in women than it is in men and is usually inherited. It is a very individual condition. Some people experience only one or two attacks per year while others suffer on a weekly basis. An attack can last from 4 to 72 hours1.
Type of Migraine
The majority of migraine sufferers have Migraine without Aura.
The most common symptoms of Migraine without Aura are1:
If you experience two or more of these symptoms, and if they prevent you from continuing with normal daily activities, then you may be suffering from migraine without aura1.
It is estimated that there are currently more than a billion people with migraine on the planet and there are approximately 600,000 to 700,000 people in the Republic of Ireland with this condition2.
How much do you know about migraine in Ireland?
Earlier in the year, Teva Pharmaceuticals Ireland commissioned a bespoke survey to explore the burden of migraine in Ireland3. The survey, carried out by Amárach Research on behalf of Teva Ireland, used a representative sample of 1,000 people who were broadly reflective of the wider national population.
Explore the detailed insights below.
To find out more about migraine, you can visit the website of the Migraine Association of Ireland.
To read personal stories and experiences of people living with migraine and other neurological conditions, visit LifeEffects.
About this survey
Based on original research survey carried out by Amárach Research, sponsored by TEVA Pharmaceuticals Ireland. Sample of 1,000 aligned with national population. Conducted between 22nd February – 5th March 2019.
 Migraine Ireland, https://migraine.ie/what-is-a-migraine/#types-of-migraine; Last accessed August 2019
 Dr Mary Kearney, Dr Martin Ruttledge, Ms Esther Tomkins; Migraine: Diagnosis and Management from a GP. Perspective, December 2018
 Amárach Research, Migraine public survey in the Republic of Ireland , Feb-Mar 2019
Date of preparation: August 2019