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A New Take on the Headache Calendar

Headache calendars serve many purposes. They help to keep a record of potential triggers, medications, and migraines and can help us communicate with our doctors. However, for those of us with chronic migraine, a headache journal can become a heartbreaking reminder of daily pain.

Flipping the script

In this video, I share the idea of keeping a wellness calendar to try to figure out why I had a well day/moment and to record what I was able to get accomplished.

The visual reminder that a well moment/day occurred provides a positive and helpful reminder that these days are in reach. It can be uplifting to keep a record of all that was accomplished on the fleeting well moments/days as they can be so easy to forget during a wash of days in pain.

Does this idea work for you? Do you use a headache calendar? Is it helpful?

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Comments

  • dianajill
    2 weeks ago

    I thought of starting a new migraine calendar now that I am on the new injections, but, honestly, the thought of another year with nothing but M’s every day depressed me. This is a fresh idea,I love it, starting today!!!

  • Holly Harding Baddour moderator author
    5 days ago

    Hi Dianajill- I really hope the new injections are working for you- and yes- when the calendars become a constant reminder of the frequency of our pain, it’s depleting. Let me know if this new idea of a wellness journal ends up working for you!

  • DinaMay
    2 weeks ago

    I love your idea! I gave up long ago on doing anything more than noting I had a migraine on a given day (write “M” on that day on my wall calendar. But now I believe I could develop some actual enthusiasm about a wellness calendar!

  • Holly Harding Baddour moderator author
    5 days ago

    Hi DinaMay- Glad this idea resonates with you. Please let me know if you end up giving it a try and if it works for you. Good to hear from you.

  • MargaretB
    2 weeks ago

    An interesting idea, I’m looking forward to starting a wellness journal! Hmmm….

  • Holly Harding Baddour moderator author
    5 days ago

    Hi MargaretB- I hope this might work for you. Let us know if it does! Stay in touch.

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