Preparing for Your Visit
Having an open and ongoing discussion with your doctor about how migraine impacts your daily life is key to creating a treatment plan that’s right for you.
Before seeing your doctor, ask yourself these questions:
- How many headache days do you typically experience in one month?
- How many days a month do you feel less productive in your daily activities because of a headache or migraine?
- In the last month, how many times did you miss important activities because of headaches or migraine?
- When you experience a headache or migraine, how often is the pain moderate or severe?
Telling your doctor about these and other experiences is a great way to drive the discussion and have a productive visit.
Keep a Record of Triggers and Symptoms
A migraine diary is a great way to keep track of your symptoms and better understand how you’re affected by the world around you. In addition to helping you better manage living with migraine, a migraine diary can also be helpful for your doctor. They provide a more detailed insight into your life with migraine, which can ultimately help inform a course of treatment or changes to a current treatment.