Keeping track of your symptoms can be very helpful for several reasons. First, it is a tool to help your provider find the right treatment for you. Also, it is helpful for you to determine what is causing the headaches or migraines. By keeping track of activities, foods eaten, and stressors prior to getting the headache, it will make it easier to know what to avoid in the future.
For example, some people find that eating specific foods may trigger a migraine.
Additionally, some people find a pattern of headaches that may be associated with a certain time of the day or day of the week.
You may track your headaches using the calendar on your cell phone, a paper journal, or one of many headache tracking apps such as iHeadache.
For more information about tracking your headaches and using the information you recorded to guide your care, call The Manhattan Center for Headache & Neurology. We look forward to seeing you!
By: Brooke Steiger, NP