Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Migraines & Headaches Health Center

Select An Article
Font Size

Tension Headache Diary

Print this diary and use it to keep track of tension headaches.

Date

 

 

 

 

Time headache began

 

 

 

 

Time headache ended

 

 

 

 

Warning signs (aura)

 

 

 

 

Location of Pain

 

 

 

 

Type of pain (pressing, throbbing, piercing, etc.)

 

 

 

 

Intensity of pain* (circle one number to the right)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Other symptoms (nausea, vomiting)

 

 

 

 

Medication taken/other treatment

 

 

 

 

Effect of treatment

 

 

 

 

How headache affected my normal routine

 

 

 

 

Hours of sleep the night before the headache

 

 

 

 

What I ate before the headache (caffeine, diet soda, chocolate, hot dogs, food with artificial sweeteners, processed foods)

 

 

 

 

Activities before headache occurred

 

 

 

 

Important or stressful events that occurred today

 

 

 

 

Comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by David T. Derrer, MD on February 27, 2014
Next Article:

Today on WebMD

woman receiving acupuncture
14 alternative methods for migraine relief.
woman with migraine
Get the truth about migraines.
 
headache in the bedroom
Keep headaches from ruining your sex life.
desert heat
12 surprising headache triggers.
 
woman with migraine
Quiz
drinking coffee
Article
 
Migraines Headaches Basics
Article
acupuncture needles in woman's back
Slideshow
 
young woman with migraine
Articles
spraying perfume
Article
 
man with a headache
Article
headache in the bedroom
Article
 

Special Sections