The best way to treat chronic headaches and migraines is to know about why they happen and what to do when your head hurts. In honor of June, which is Headache Awareness Month, here are some tips on managing headaches.

See a doctor or emergency department immediately if…

  1. You have the worst headache or migraine you can remember.
  2. You also have loss of vision, loss of consciousness, vomiting, or other symptoms with a headache.
  3. Your headache lasts more than 72 hours without at least a four-hour period of relief while you are awake. Time when you are asleep does not count toward the four hours.
  4. Your headache or migraine leads to unusual symptoms that you have never felt before or that worry you.

Schedule a doctor’s appointment about your headache if you have any concerns. Do not be afraid to get a physician’s opinion, even if you don’t want to go to the trouble of visiting the doctor only to learn that nothing is wrong. When you talk to your doctor about your headache, be open and let them know what you are worried about. Do not be afraid to seek help.

Some tools for headache management:

  1. Keep headache diaries to log when you have a headache and for how long each lasts. Bring this to your doctor, as it is great information that they can use to help you.
  2. Avoid dietary triggers. Keep a log of food you eat before a headache or migraine attack and bring this log with you to the doctor. They can help determine if you need to remove certain foods from your diet to prevent head pain.
  3. Ask your physician about other methods of managing headaches. Your doctor is there to help you, and can provide further information about reducing headaches and migraines.




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