Saturday, May 30, 2015

Topic: Preparing for your appointment (for migraines)

Preparing for your appointment (for migraines)

You're likely to start by seeing your primary care provider, but you may be referred to a doctor trained in evaluating and treating headaches (neurologist). Because appointments can be brief, and because there's often a lot to talk about, it's a good idea to be well prepared for your appointment. Here's some information to help you get ready for your appointment, and what to expect from your doctor.

What you can do

Write down symptoms you're experiencing, even if they seem unrelated to your migraines. Write down key personal information, including any major stresses or recent life changes. Make a list of all medications, vitamins or supplements that you're taking. It's particularly important to list all medications, as well as the dosages you have used to treat your headaches.

Take a family member or friend along, if possible. Sometimes it can be difficult to remember all the information provided to you during an appointment. Someone who accompanies you may remember something that you missed or forgot.

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