How are migraines diagnosed?
To make the diagnosis of migraine, your doctor will conduct a thorough medical history. In addition, they'll ask you to:
- Describe your headache symptoms.
- Describe the type and location of your pain.
- Tell how often you get migraine headaches.
- Talk about the activities or the situations that may have brought on the migraine.
- Discuss what medications you take to relieve the pain and how often you take them.
- Tell how you felt before, during and after the headache.
Your doctor may also order blood tests and imaging tests (such as a CT scan or MRI) to make sure there are no other causes for your headache. An electroencephalogram (EEG) may be ordered to rule out seizures.