Use a Migraine Diary
The Migraine Diary is a simple but effective way of managing your migraine. A migraine diary can help you to establish certain patterns in your attacks. Perhaps you get most of your headaches at weekends or perhaps every time you are presented with deadlines at work or at home. These examples would be quite easy to notice but most people’s headaches are not as easy to predict.
Attacks may only be triggered by a certain combination of trigger factors, say when you miss a meal AND experience stress. Either factor on their own may not be enough to trigger an attack but when combined they do.
Using the migraine diary religiously for a period of time may establish some patterns to your headaches and may enable you to take action to prevent them or better manage them. It can also help you to feel more in control and this in itself can also reduce the frequency of the attacks.
The migraine diary will also demonstrate to your doctor the impact that migraine has upon your life. Whenever you visit your doctor you should bring your migraine diary along as it will help him/her to implement a specific treatment plan for you.