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Ten Tips on When to See Your Doctor for Headache
The following was taken from the National Headache Foundation (NHF)
HeadLines (January/February 1999 issue), an award winning quarterly newsletter
publication of the NHF. You can reach them at 1-800-843-2256.
Today, more than ever before, physicians understand causes and consequences of headache. New medications and alternative treatment options are available so that the majority of patients can achieve headache control.
Every day, people from all walks of life experience headache. In fact, 45 million Americans have chronic headache and 23 million experience migraine. Still, most patients mention their headaches only as an after thought. Having a special and separate appointment with your doctor to discuss your headache and related experiences will help your physician determine your headache
Getting the most from your doctor's visit
You will benefit most from your doctor's if you arrive armed with information about your headaches. Write down the answers to these questions in advance, so that you won't forget any of the important aspects of your headache history when you see your doctor.
See Your Doctor if Your Headache .
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