Headache diaries are an important way that you – and your doctors – can understand your condition. They record information on migraine attacks and other headaches that help with diagnosis, understanding trigger factors and reviewing the effectiveness of treatments.
There are three ways you can create your headache diary:
Complete your diary for a month (or as long as you can before your appointment).
You can use the diary to help you understand your headaches whether you have an appointment or not.
Please don’t send us diaries if you don’t have an appointment as we won’t be able to review them. (You can book an appointment here.)
But if you do have an appointment at the National Migraine Centre, send the diary to us by email at email@example.com, making sure it reaches us at least three days before your appointment. Include in the body of your email:
Using your diary, record every migraine or other headache you get for a month (or as long as you can before your appointment) by date and day of the week. Include the following information: