Are you suffering from migraines? Answer the five questions below to learn more.
Remember, only a doctor or healthcare provider can provide a migraine diagnosis. Doctors have a range of criteria and tests for diagnosing migraine. Migraine diagnosis typically centers around a description of the different migraine symptoms, how long they occur and how long they last. That’s why it’s key to keep a record of your symptoms. If you think you may have migraines, you should start a migraine journal now.
What is the scale of your pain typically on a daily basis?
What's the longest you've experienced throbbing pain during a migraine attack?
Which side of your head hurts most when you experience a migraine attack?
Do you experience nausea or vomiting during your migraine attacks?
Are you sensitive to light?
People with migraine often experience these symptoms. If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you may want to discuss these symptoms with your healthcare provider. Be prepared for them to ask you questions about frequency and duration. Keeping a migraine journal or diary may provide you with more information regarding potential migraine triggers and common symptoms.
Only you and your doctor can decide which diagnosis and treatments are right for you. Do not stop taking or change a treatment or prescription medicine, or the way you use them, without first consulting your doctor.