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Migraine Headache Diary

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar, MD on February 14, 2021

Print this migraine headache diary and use it to keep track of headaches or migraines.

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 9 101 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101 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
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