The importance of a headache diary

Many of my headache patients have difficulty being sure how many headaches they have. Most of the time, this is a simple coping reaction – no-one wants to remember what is painful.

However, knowing how many headaches you have is very important for deciding whether you need a form of preventative therapy (prophylaxis) as well as if medication or other measures are working over time.

It can also offer a pattern of headaches (to look for triggers) and often will give back a degree of control over the headaches.

You can download one here.

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