It’s been 14 weeks – did you keep up with your headache/migraine diary?
If so, time to pull out the 14 sheets of paper and take a look. What kinds of symptoms are common. Is there a pattern? How often are you having attacks? Does it look like there are different types of attacks (maybe showing different kinds of headaches from different causes)? What about triggers? Are you taking too much medication? Are there other treatments that have worked?
I encourage you to keep up with the diary (and if you haven’t started, now is a great time!). Also, it would be great to talk to your doctor about what you’ve found. Show her the diaries and talk to her about the patterns you’re seeing. It just may lead to a break-through!
What is 1% Thursday?
Every Thursday at Headache and Migraine News (weather permitting) we’ll talk about one measurable, practical thing we can do to make our lives just 1% better. Usually it will be something very easy, sometimes it will be a challenge. Let us know if you try it, or share an idea of your own – and maybe a year from now we’ll see that things have really changed for the better!