Last reviewed 01/2018
Consider using a headache diary to aid the diagnosis of primary headaches
If a headache diary is used, ask the person to record the following for a minimum of 8 weeks:
- frequency, duration and severity of headaches
- any associated symptoms
- all prescribed and over the counter medications taken to relieve headaches
- possible precipitants
- if female and of having periods - relationship of headaches to menstruation.