“Keeping detailed records of headache episodes can help provide additional insight about triggers and how to avoid them”.1

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What may the Menopause Headaches Pattern Umbrella include?

Depending on the Source (DotS) this Umbrella may include:

  • Menopausal/Menopause Headaches and Migraines Pattern
  • Perimenopausal/Perimenopause Headaches and Migraines Pattern

Look for A Pattern

How may I Look for A Pattern with my headaches?Menopause Headaches Pattern

In Headache Diary: Keeping A Diary Can Help Your Doctor Help You the (United States) National Headache Foundation (NHF) note:

“Keeping detailed records of headache episodes can help provide additional insight about triggers and how to avoid them”.2

In Keeping A Migraine Diary: Why Keep A Migraine Diary? the (United Kingdom) Migraine Trust elaborate on:

“The records may include information on:

  • When the symptoms such as headache started
  • How often they occur
  • Where the pain is
  • The type of pain (throbbing, piercing, etc)
  • If there are other symptoms (such as being sick or having vision problems)
  • How long the attacks last
  • What treatment you take
  • How effective treatment is (or isn’t)”.3

Headache Diary

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What if I would like help to look for a pattern with my headaches?

If you would like help to look for a pattern with your headaches, it may be in your best interest to choose to talk to your health care provider about this. Together you can identify any patterns, discuss your options and if required, agree on who may be the most appropriate health care provider to help you.

In Headache Diary: Keeping A Diary Can Help Your Doctor Help You the NHF explain:

“It is important to make an appointment with your doctor for the specific purpose of addressing your headache history rather than discussing headaches as part of a physician visit for other reasons. The National Headache Foundation also recommends keeping a headache diary to track the characteristics of your headaches. Patterns identified from your diary may help your doctor determine which type of headache you have and the most beneficial treatments”.4

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  1. Headache Diary: Keeping A Diary Can Help Your Doctor Help You. National Headache Foundation https://headaches.org/resources/headache-diary-keeping-a-diary-can-help-your-doctor-help-you/ Accessed: 10 December 2019
  2. Headache Diary: Keeping A Diary Can Help Your Doctor Help You. National Headache Foundation https://headaches.org/resources/headache-diary-keeping-a-diary-can-help-your-doctor-help-you/ Accessed: 10 December 2019
  3. Keeping A Migraine Diary: Why Keep A Migraine Diary? Migraine Trust https://www.migrainetrust.org/living-with-migraine/coping-managing/keeping-a-migraine-diary/ Accessed: 10 December 2019
  4. Headache Diary: Keeping A Diary Can Help Your Doctor Help You. National Headache Foundation https://headaches.org/resources/headache-diary-keeping-a-diary-can-help-your-doctor-help-you/ Accessed: 10 December 2019
Topic Last Updated: 10 December 2019 – Topic Last Reviewed: 10 December 2019
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