(HealthDay News) -- If you frequently suffer from significant headache pain, it may help to document the circumstances during which it occurs and any potential triggers.
Logging the details of your headaches could become an invaluable tool for you and your doctor.
The University of California, San Francisco Medical Center suggests what to document:
- The duration of each headache.
- How badly your head hurt, and exactly where the pain occurred.
- The day of the week and time of day that the headache occurred.
- Anything you ate or drank before the headache started.
- Activities you did before the headache began.
- Any medication, herb, or other remedy that you took for headache pain.
- How you felt during your headache, including symptoms such as nausea or seeing an aura.
- How headaches have affected your life, including any activities you are forced to miss or no longer feel like doing.
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