44% of migraine patients report never being diagnosed

Working With Migraine  

Migraine is more than just a headache. Working With Migraine is a free self-directed program for MNPS employees and their family members of all ages who have, think they have, or are affected by someone who has migraine.

 

The program will teach you to:

  • Recognize how migraine can affect your life

  • Identify signs and symptoms

  • Understand triggers

  • Find effective treatment and self-manage

To get started, complete each of the four sessions below by watching the video and accessing the session's resources. After sessions 2 and 4, you can listen to a recording of a live webinar with headache specialist and Vanderbilt neurologist, Dr. Dane Chetkovich, who dives deeper into migraine management with participants in a research study conducted last fall. You may find his answers to participant questions particularly helpful to your own participation in the program.

Session 1: Migraine basics

Covers what migraine is, the impact it can have, and the signs and symptoms

Watch video to get started

 

Session 1 resources:

Doctor discussion guide

Article: Migraine diagnosis by Mayo Clinic

Free educational materials from the National Headache Foundation 

Migraine tools

 

Session 2: Migraine Triggers

Focuses on specific factors that may cause migraine, including tips and suggestions to help identify and track those factors

Session 2 video

Session 2 resources:

Migraine management goal checklist

Headache diary

Recording of 10/15 live webinar with Dr. Chetkovich

Session 3: Migraine Treatment Landscape

Looks at the goals of treatment and provides information on available treatment classes that may be options to help manage migraine

Session 3 video

Session 3 resources:

Migraine, simple steps to head off pain by Mayo Clinic

Session 4: Migraine Well-being and Self-Management

Discusses other migraine management options, including stress-management techniques

Session 4 video

Session 4 resources:

5 things physicians and patients should question in migraine care

Recording of 11/12 live webinar with Dr. Chetkovich

Not sure if your headaches are migraine? Take this quiz.

  1. Do you have frequent or intense headaches? 

  2. Do your headaches usually last more than four hours? 

  3. Do you usually suffer from nausea when you have a headache?

  4. Does light or noise bother you when you have a headache?

  5. Does headache limit any of your physical activities? 

 

If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, share this questionnaire with your health care provider who will evaluate you and may ask additional questions before making a diagnosis.

Note: Quiz is from the Headache Classification Committee of the International Headache Society, 2018. These questions are not intended as medical advice. Talk to your health care provider about any concerns you may have. 

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