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1. Keep a Headache Journal

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Prevention really is the best medicine. In the case of headaches, learning how to avoid your triggers is the best treatment.

How do you keep a headache journal?

To keep a headache journal, mark down the following each day:

  • Did you have a headache?
  • If so, for how long and at what time?
  • How severe is the headache?
  • What and when did you eat and drink?

After about two weeks, a pattern should emerge. This pattern can help you identify triggers. Once identified, you can more easily avoid these triggers or reduce their impact. Even better, you can bring your journal with you when you speak to your medical providers. This way, they have detailed information regarding your health and habits so they can make more informed recommendations on how best to tackle your headaches.

Final Thoughts

Most times, headaches during pregnancy are not a cause for alarm. However, those who experience severe and constant headaches or migraines that are different from what they usually experience should seek medical attention right away, as it could be a sign of a serious underlying medical condition.

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