Most people just treat their own headaches and wonder if they're bad enough to be a migraine. But now, there is a surprisingly simple way to diagnose migraines.
It's a questionnaire called the ID-Migraine developed by Neurologist Dr. Richard Lipton and his colleagues. And it's just three questions.
"If you answered yes to 2 of the 3 questions, there's a 93% chance that if you saw a headache specialist, the headache specialist would think you had migraine," says Dr. Richard Lipton, neurologist.
Dr. Lipton also says that the reason you want to take these symptoms to a doctor is there are pretty good medications available now for migraines that can stop the pain or even prevent it when you feel one coming on.