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What happens if you start a treatment program for your headache?

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Once you start a treatment program, keep track of how well it’s working. A headache diary can help you note any patterns or changes in how you feel. Know that it may take some time for you and your doctor to find the best treatment plan. Be honest with your doctor about what is and isn’t working for you.

Even though you’re getting treatment, you should still steer clear of the things you know can trigger your problem, like foods or smells. And it’s important to stick to healthy habits that will keep you feeling good, like regular exercise, enough sleep, and a healthy diet. Also, make your scheduled follow-up appointments so your doctor can see how you’re doing and make changes in the treatment program if you need them.

From: Headache Basics WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

National Headache Foundation.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on September 07, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

National Headache Foundation.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on September 07, 2018

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