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How can you track what triggers your ice pick headaches?

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It’s a good idea to keep a headache diary. Write down when you have an ice pick headache and what happened before it started. If you had a stressful day at work before it hit, write that down. You can also use a mobile phone app instead of a diary.

Take this information to your next doctor’s appointment so you can discuss ways to prevent these headaches. He may be able to suggest lifestyle changes, like relaxation, to reduce stress.

From: Ice Pick Headaches WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: “Less Frequently Encountered Headache Types,”

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “Headache: Hope Through Research.”

National Headache Foundation: “Case Studies in Headache Archive: Icepick Headache.”

American Headache Society Committee on Headache Education: “Ice Pick Headaches: The Basics.”

Stanford Health Care: “What Is a Headache Diary?”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 21, 2018

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: “Less Frequently Encountered Headache Types,”

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “Headache: Hope Through Research.”

National Headache Foundation: “Case Studies in Headache Archive: Icepick Headache.”

American Headache Society Committee on Headache Education: “Ice Pick Headaches: The Basics.”

Stanford Health Care: “What Is a Headache Diary?”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 21, 2018

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