Approach to Headaches

  • Where does it start?
  • How long does it last? (Minutes, hours?)
  • Photophobia (light sensitivity)? Phonophobia (Sound sensitivity)?
  • Are there auras?
  • Does it worsen with movement, and is there associated nausea or vomitting?
  • How often does it occur?
  • What are the triggers (e.g. - foods, sleep, perimenstrual pattern)?
  • What helps reduce them?
  • Treatments for migraines include the use of riboflavin (B2),[1] magnesium, and triptans.
For Providers