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Migraine in New Zealand survey

We’re undertaking a survey to understand the burden and impact of migraine in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

We’re seeking participants who currently live in New Zealand who have been diagnosed with migraine or have symptoms that are consistent with migraine disease. These include:

  • pain on one side of the head
  • pain that lasts 4 hours to 3 days if not treated
  • throbbing or pulsing pain, usually moderate to severe and often worse with routine activity such as walking or climbing stairs
  • sensitivity to light, sound and/or smell
  • nausea and vomiting.

All responses are anonymous and remain confidential.

Supporting people with migraine disease in Aotearoa New Zealand

Migraine Foundation Aotearoa New Zealand is the only registered migraine charity in New Zealand supporting people living with migraine

Migraine disease is a debilitating neurological condition. An estimated 642,000 people live with migraine in New Zealand. It’s more prevalent than diabetes, epilepsy and stroke combined, however migraine is misunderstood, under-diagnosed, under-treated and under-researched.

People with migraine living in Aotearoa have limited access to migraine support, specialised care and treatment and migraine-specific medications.

Migraine Foundation Aotearoa New Zealand provides a collective voice for people in New Zealand living with this invisible and disabling condition.

Our vision

To minimise the health, economic and social burden of migraine disease in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Our mission

To raise awareness of the impact of migraine disease and support people living with migraine in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Migraine Foundation Aotearoa New Zealand is led by volunteers passionate about improving the migraine landscape in Aotearoa

Living with migraine disease can be challenging. Those of us with migraine know that it’s more than just a headache. Migraine is a whole body disease that affects everyone differently.

It can feel isolating, yet in New Zealand there are hundreds of thousands of people living with migraine.

Members of the Migraine Foundation Aotearoa New Zealand community share their stories about living with migraine and how there’s hope, even when some days it can feel like a struggle.

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