What should I tell the doctor about my headache symptoms?

By: Terry Mason

A clear description of your symptoms usually makes it easy for your doctor to recognize what type of headache you have. So you need to keep track of your symptoms and be prepared to discuss them with your doctor.

In particular, it helps to notice if any symptoms occur before your headaches start. Knowing the pattern of your symptoms can make it easier for you and your doctor to manage your headaches. You may be able to take medication early to help prevent the headache. Or, taking medication early might reduce how long the pain lasts or how intense it becomes.


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