Headache Diary: Keeping a Diary Can Help Your Doctor Help You

Keeping detailed records of headache episodes can help provide additional insight about triggers and how to avoid them.

It is important to make an appointment with your doctor for the specific purpose of addressing your headache history rather than discussing headaches as part of a physician visit for other reasons. The National Headache Foundation also recommends keeping a headache diary to track the characteristics of your headaches. Patterns identified from your diary may help your doctor determine which type of headache you have and the most beneficial treatments.

Download the National Headache Foundation’s diary form:

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