Achieve Health (Click on the Topic of Interest)
Do Your Part
- Healthy lifestyle includes a combination of a healthy diet, managing triggers, staying hydrated, good sleep, exercise, and practicing relaxation techniques (yoga, deep breathing, meditation).
Communicate With Your Doc
Shared decision-making is when you and you healthcare provider understand and agree upon an evolving treatment plan that works over time. Treatment plans should always include tracking on your part, preventive meds, acute meds, behavioral therapies, and a healthy lifestyle.
Demand Quality Care
Treatment adherence is where you follow your plan and communicate any need for improvement to your healthcare provider over time. Treatment adherence should always include tracking your migraines, taking meds as prescribed, behavioral therapies, and a healthy lifestyle. But always demand quality health. This means schedule regualr appointments and continue to improve your migraine management plan.
Advocate for Your Health
If your doctor is not working out, find a headache specialist. It is up to you to find the help you deserve.
Steps in Finding Your Healthy Self
Learn From Experience
Watch Cathryn's migraine journey of the ups and downs of finding acute migraine medications that work. This is a real patient being interview by headache specialist, Trupti Gokani, MD. You can see the entire series here.