The Family Burden of Chronic Migraine


Respondents to a survey of about 1000 patients with chronic migraine reported missing family events on a regular basis and felt guilty and sad about how this affected their relationships with their spouses and children. About 75% thought they would be better spouses if they did not have chronic migraine. About two-thirds felt guilty about being angered or annoyed by their partners or children, two-thirds avoided sexual intimacy, and about 60% felt they would be better parents if they did not have chronic migraine.

According to Dr Dawn Buse, “The effects of chronic migraine can be devastating and far-reaching.” There are effective treatments for chronic migraine, including preventative drugs and injections of Botox.

Dr. Florin is committed to treating all patients compassionately with state-of-the-art techniques while maintaining their dignity and independence. He views each patient encounter as a collaboration. Dr Florin has over 35 years of experience. He is Adjunct Clinical Professor at Keck School of Medicine (USC) and is the founder and medical director of the Fullerton Neurology and Headache Center. He has been recognized by the Orange County Medical Association as a Physician of Excellence in Neurology. US News and World Report ranks him in the top 10% of neurologists nationwide.

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