The use of opioid medications for treating acute migraine is controversial. Drugs in this class are not considered first-line treatment for migraine but are prescribed for many migraineurs to eliminate the pain of an acute attack. Well-known risks associated with opioids include medication overuse headaches, drug dependence and abuse.

MIDAS stands for Migraine Disability Assessment Questionnaire. It was developed to measure headache-related disability in three areas: Paid work and education (school/college) Household work Family, social and leisure activities By measuring the number of days missed in these activity areas due to migraine, the MIDAS tool can...