I'm new to this forum. I want to start a migraine diary or log and I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions. My migraines have increased enough in frequency and severity now that I'm ready to get serious about them. (I'm currently on day 6 of what my doctor is saying is a cluster of migraines. I've been taking Vicodin for a few years and recently tried Maxalt and Imitrex with no success - since my attacks mostly start when I'm asleep and I can't catch them early.) I want to start a diary to identify triggers and anything that helps. I'm thinking of carrying around a little pocket diary of some sort just for recording what I eat for meals, snacks and any possible triggers I might have encountered. Also, I'm thinking of creating an Excel spreadsheet with two sheets, one for recording each migraine along with duration and meds taken, the other for making any observations, like which triggers resulted in migraines, which did not. Am I missing any information or is there a better way of organizing it or tying it all together? I want to devote my energy into improving the migraine situation and not so much on creating a good system. What do some of you guys do that works for you?
Thanks very much.