Living with Migraine
Migraine imposes a significant burden not only on the person living with the disease, but also on family, friends, employers and society as a whole. In fact, migraine is the second leading cause of disability worldwide.19 Migraine also generates significant direct and indirect economic and societal costs, including medical costs, and reduced productivity due to absenteeism and presenteeism.20
Introducing a Migraine Diary
A migraine diary can be an effective tool to facilitate productive conversations. In addition to helping patients keep track of their migraine attacks, it can provide important information to:10
- help identify triggers and prevent future attacks
- help inform a course of treatment, changes to a current treatment given insufficient efficacy, or disruptive side effects or opportunities for preventive treatment.
Encourage your patients to download and use a migraine diary (available in the MoreToMigraine.com patient resource section)