One of the most frustrating aspects of having migraines is not knowing what's causing them. And once you've started to narrow down to what triggers your headaches, it can seem like the cause changes completely. However, if you haven't tried this method to figuring out why you get migraines, now is the time to try it: A Migraine Diary.
A migraine diary is like a journal to document when you get migraines, what may have caused it and other important details. Not only will having the information be useful for you to find out the trigger to your migraines, but it will also be useful to doctors for finding the best treatment plans for you.
One other reason that it's important to record how often you get migraines is that you will be much more likely to be approved to receive disability benefits for migraines if you have specific documentation of your migraines and how they've affected you.
You could write down all of your symptoms and what you ate and your pain levels or you could just quickly put the information into your phone. These apps make tracking your food, activities, and even the weather to make nailing down your triggers much easier.
Information about your migraines, their frequencies and their triggers will help you minimize the disruptions that headaches have in your schedule. A migraine diary is the best way to keep that information organized.