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How does someone track their migraine headaches?

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With migraine headaches, one of the best things you can do is learn your personal triggers that can bring on the pain. Red wine, caffeine withdrawal, stress, or skipped meals are among the common culprits.

The first step is to track your migraine headaches in a diary. Note what you were doing before and when your headache came on. What were you eating? How much sleep did you get the night before? Did anything stressful or important happen that day? These are key clues.

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Migraines," "Migraine Headache Diary," "Migraines: Specific Foods," "Migraines: Exercise," "Migraines: Stress." 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “NINDS Migraine Information Page.”

Office of Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “Migraine Fact Sheet.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on November 12, 2017

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Migraines," "Migraine Headache Diary," "Migraines: Specific Foods," "Migraines: Exercise," "Migraines: Stress." 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “NINDS Migraine Information Page.”

Office of Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “Migraine Fact Sheet.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on November 12, 2017

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