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Keeping A Diary

From the National Headache Foundation

Keeping a headache diary can help your doctor help you. The National Headache Foundation suggests answering the following quations to compile your headache history.

Include in your diary:

  • When did you start having headaches?
  • How often they occur? At what time of day? During the week or on weekends?
  • How long do they last?
  • Where is the pain?
  • Which word best describes it: throbbing, pounding, splitting, stabbing, blinding?
  • What triggers your headaches: certain foods, certain physical activities, bright light, strong odors, cigarette smoke, stress, noise or oversleeping?
  • Are your headaches associated with your menstrual cycle?
  • What symptoms do you experience prior to the headache?
  • Does anyone else in your family suffer from headaches?
  • Do you notice visual disturbances before or after your headaches?
  • Do you suffer from more than one type of headache?

Print our easy-to-use Migraine Diary.

Last updated March 4, 2009




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