10 Steps for Migraine Sufferers

  • Seek help. Be a self-advocate.

  • Educate yourself about migraine so you'll know what to tell your doctor.

  • Visit a doctor specifically about your headaches.

  • Prepare for a dialogue with your doctor. Keep a headache diary.

  • Have reasonable expectations about treatment.

  • Be honest about all current medications and other medical conditions.

  • Focus on solutions. Be positive.

  • Ask for detailed instructions on taking medication -- and follow them.

  • Partner with your physician for treatment success.

  • Follow up regularly with your doctor.

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