I have crazy headaches that seem to strike me at random. I’m trying to see if there’s something that could be triggering them (diet, weather changes, whatever). I was thinking of creating a spreadsheet with date, intensity of headache (or lack thereof), weather conditions, foods eaten that day, etc.
My plan would be to compile a few months worth of numbers, then sort by headache intensity - highest to lowest. Ideally, there would be common factors in the worst days for headaches, and hopefully provide a clue or two of things to avoid.
My initial thoughts for columns would be things like time of onset (if applicable), # of caffeinated drinks consumed, # of alcoholic drinks consumed, hours of sleep the night before, meds taken, different foods eaten, and any activity that was different for that day.
I’m not trying to get medical advice, of course. I have seen my doctor about this, and she suspects it’s garden variety migraines. After several visits and discussing my situation in great detail, she doesn’t feel that it’s anything scary (like a tumor or a stroke).
Does my plan seem reasonable? Any surprising sources of headaches that anyone’s experienced that I should look out for? I’m trying to compile this spreadsheet on a day like today when I am (knock wood) headache free, and records results everyday, not just the days when I’m in miserable pain.
FWIW, I’m a thirty something female who’s otherwise in excellent health.