Talking to Your Doctor
There are three easy steps headache sufferers can take before they talk to their doctor:
- Make a specific appointment. The doctor will spend a full office visit to take your complete headache history, family history and review other co-existing health conditions.
- Compile a personal headache history. Complete a "headache calendar" that details your headache symptoms, headache frequency, associated disability and related lifestyle factor that can make headache worse; for example, certain foods, menstruation, travel and other factors that trigger your headaches.
- List medications or treatments. A complete understanding of current health conditions and medications will h help your doctor select the right treatment for you. A list of medications that have NOT been helpful also will help in this decision-making process.
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Headache Support Group at Swedish Issaquah
Meetings held the second Monday of each month from 6:30-8 pm in the second floor conference room at Swedish Issaquah.