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

Only your doctor with experience in diagnosing and treating headache disorders can help you find ways to manage your headaches and migraine.

Get a conversation started about your condition by completing the tools listed below and sharing the results with your doctor. With information from these tools, together you can more accurately determine whether you have Chronic Migraine and the best course of treatment, which may include preventative and acute medications.

The Identifying Chronic Migraine (ID-CM) Screener

Developed by a team of headache experts, the ID-CM Screener is a questionnaire designed to help your doctor assess if you have Chronic Migraine and if so, recommend treatment accordingly.

Take the ID-CM Screener

While the results of this Screener may indicate if 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.

Migraine Tracker Apps and Headache Diary

Here are two different applications and a downloadable headache diary developed specifically for migraine sufferers:

The Canadian Migraine Tracker

This application will help you keep a simple and focused migraine diary directly from your smartphone or tablet so that you can monitor what is important to you. This includes migraine attacks, symptoms you may feel and your results from treatments. This way, communicating with your healthcare provider can be easier and more effective.

To begin tracking your migraines, simply select the store you would like to access below to download the app. This application - The Canadian Migraine tracker-was developed by the Canadian Headache Society and is now available in English and French in both the Apple and Play Store.

Migraine Buddy

The Migraine Buddy is the #1 migraine app in the world with over 2.2 million community members. Designed with neurologists and data scientists to help you improve your migraine condition. Track your migraine, understand your triggers, and share your migraine history with your doctor to get the best possible treatment.

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The Headache Diary

A headache diary provides your doctor with important information about your condition, including the number and severity of your headaches, your migraine triggers, and the type and amount of over-the-counter or prescription medications you're taking.

To begin tracking your headaches, download the diary and complete it every day, as accurately as possible. Be sure to note every headache, no matter how mild, and share the details with your doctor.

Download the Headache Diary

Treatment Discussion Guide

The Treatment Discussion Guide can help your doctor better understand your experience with headache and migraine treatments, including over-the-counter and prescription medications, as well as natural health products.

Complete the Treatment Discussion Guide

Find a Headache Doctor

A doctor with expertise in diagnosing and treating headache disorders can help find ways to manage your headaches and migraine. Please note that you'll need a referral from your family doctor to see a specialist.

Find a Headache Doctor

To learn about Chronic Migraine, explore Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).