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

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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 note:

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

The (British) Migraine Action also note:

“The first stage of understanding your migraine is to keep a diary to try to identify your trigger factors”.3

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)”.4

In Self Help Measures Migraine Action elaborate on these changes and many more:

“By tracking your migraine, using a traditional diary or an app, you may find that a pattern emerges. Making a few minor changes to your diet and/or lifestyle, you can reduce the severity and/or frequency of your attacks. Consider:

  • Eating regularly, avoiding sugary snacks and include slow release carbohydrate foods in your diet
  • Drink plenty of water – 2 litres a day
  • Limit your intake of drinks containing caffeine and alcohol
  • Maintain a regular sleep pattern
  • Avoid triggers to which you know you are sensitive
  • Take regular exercise
  • Get plenty of fresh air and practice deep breathing…”.5

Headache Diary

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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.

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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: 01 May 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: 01 May 2019
  3. Self Help Measures. Migraine Action http://www.migraine.org.uk/information/self-help Accessed: 05 February 2019
  4. 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: 01 May 2019
  5. Self Help Measures. Migraine Action http://www.migraine.org.uk/information/self-help Accessed: 05 February 2019
Topic Last Updated: 01 May 2019 – Topic Last Reviewed: 01 May 2019
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