I'm suffering from frequent headaches

If you're experiencing frequent headaches, you could be living with Chronic Migraine.

Living with Chronic Migraine means having:

  • 15
    or more days of headaches each month (also called headache days), including...
  • 8
    OR MORE DAYS OF HEADACHES THAT HAVE FEATURES OF MIGRAINES EACH MONTH...
  • FOR 3
    or more months.
This means that you can have Chronic Migraine even if not all of your headaches are migraines.
WHAT DOES A MIGRAINE FEEL LIKE?

Because there are different types of headaches, even your doctor may find it difficult to recognize Chronic Migraine. But there is a simple tool that can help. Check out the Identifying Chronic Migraine Screener below.

Identifying Chronic Migraine (ID-CM) Screener

The ID-CM Screener can help start an important conversation with your doctor about your condition.

If you're suffering from frequent headaches, it's important that your doctor knows what you're experiencing.

A completed ID-CM Screener can provide your doctor with key information to help make a diagnosis and to identify a treatment plan that's right for you. Complete the Screener and share the results with your doctor.

Take the ID-CM Screener

What is the ID-CM Screener?

While the results of this screener may suggest you have Chronic Migraine, they do not replace a diagnosis from a qualified healthcare professional. It's very important to discuss the results with your doctor.


It can be difficult to remember specific details about headaches and migraines you have experienced weeks or months ago. Learn about tracking your headaches with the easy-to-use Headache Diary below.

Headache Diary

The Headache Diary can help you and your doctor better understand your headache patterns.

This tool provides your doctor with important information about your condition, including:

  • The number and severity of your headaches
  • Your migraine triggers
  • The type and amount of over-the-counter and/or prescription medications you may be using

Download the Headache Diary

How do I get started?

Now that you're equipped with tools to help your doctor better understand your condition, you may have questions about treatment. Whether you're considering treatment or have already tried some medications, you may have more options than you think.

Treatment Options

If you're living with Chronic Migraine, there are preventative, acute, and alternative treatment options that can help manage your headaches.

  • Preventative therapy
    can help reduce the frequency, severity, and duration of headaches.
  • Acute therapy
    can help relieve your symptoms after a migraine or headache starts.
  • Alternative therapy
    may also help reduce the frequency and severity of migraine attacks, or help sufferers cope with migraines.
Can acute treatment cause headaches?

Talk to your family doctor or a specialist to find out how preventative, acute, and alternative treatments may benefit you.

talking to your doctor

Talking to your doctor is an important step toward finding a treatment that's right for you.

Your doctor or a specialist with experience in treating headache disorders can help you find ways to manage your headaches and migraine.
Get the conversation started

If you're suffering from frequent headaches, you could be living with Chronic Migraine. Talk to your doctor about your symptoms and getting a treatment that's right for you. If you're currently not seeing a specialist and you think you could benefit from one, find a specialist and ask your family doctor for a referral.

To learn more about Chronic Migraine, explore Frequently Asked Questions.