Engaging in Productive Dialogue About Migraine Prevention

Migraine is a complex condition that may be effectively managed through a tailored treatment approach for each patient.10 Treating migraine is often a cycle of trial-and-error, and it's important to encourage patients to have an ongoing dialogue about the impact migraine has on their life.

  • patient education should begin at diagnosis to effectively manage expectations of treatment

    Patient education should begin at diagnosis to effectively manage expectations of treatment.14

  • the patient can play an important role as a partner in treatment decisions and behavior change

    The patient can play an important role as a partner in treatment decisions and behavior change.14

  • continual assessment is crucial in evaluating treatment effectiveness and the need for new strategies

    Continual assessment is crucial in evaluating treatment effectiveness and need for new strategies.14

Discussing the Impact of Migraine

Migraine can have a significant impact on the lives of people living with the disease as well as on their friends and loved ones. However, many people living with migraine do not discuss the disability they experience with their doctor. You can help your patients improve their quality of life by setting treatment goals and continually assessing their progress.

Learn More About the Impact of Migraine

It may also be helpful for your patients to remember they are not alone. Encouraging them to join a migraine community, such as the More To Migraine Facebook group or support groups offered by many advocacy organizations can be a great source of support.

MoreToMigraine.com offers patient-facing resources that include tips for managing life with migraine and tools for talking about their experience.

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