What Should I Tell My Physician About My Migraines?

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Well, it's important when you come in to see your physician that you have your history well sort out in your head so that you're able to convey that the time cause, when your headache started, and when they worsened and probably mostly importantly how frequently you are having any kind of headache at all.

Because I can't tell you how often my patients they come in and see me and they say I'm having two headaches a month. Well two headaches a month you treat it very differently from headache almost everyday. But with a little extraction from them which can actually take a lot of coaxing, I ultimately almost always find out that they have some kind of headache almost on daily basis which they just think of it as they're normal headache that's normal to have headache everyday and it's not even disclosed.

So it's important for you to after a full disclosure to your doctor about how frequently you're having your headaches and how frequently you're taking pain medication? There's also a common misconception that over-the-counter medications are safe, that they don't count as medicine.

So again patients will frequently come to me, and they'll say, two headaches a month that I take [UNKONWN] for, but on further questioning I not in frequently find out that they are taking six, six [UNKNOWN] in a day for their normal headache and that changes the whole course and the treatment of the disease.

So it's important to enter the exam room prepare to really tell what's going on with your headaches because as you know you don't have that much time with your doctor they're rushed and it can really lead you down the wrong path.