If you feel you may be experiencing migraine headaches, you should start to keep a diary that tracks the process to help you understand your particular recipe for problems. You can create a printable journal online. You will want to track:
- When the migraine began, including both the day and the time.
- How long the headache lasted (be sure to include anything you noticed prior to the actual headache).
- How intense the pain was, as well as keeping track of whether you experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation.
- What were you sensitive to during the headache? If you can make a determination, write that down as well.
- Did you take any medications within 48 hours of the start of the headache? If so, note them, being sure to include the name of the medication, what time you took it, what dose you took and the results.
- If you had foods that may have triggered your attack
- How was your sleep for the two days prior to getting the migraine?
- What was the weather like?
- Can you think of any other items you feel may have contributed? If so, don't be shy about including them.