If you suffer from migraines, you know just how much they can ruin a perfectly good day. While there's no known cure, certain strategies can make your headaches less frequent and less likely to disrupt your plans. Are you coping well with your migraines? Take this quiz to find out.


When I visit the doctor to talk about my headaches, I:


I feel a migraine coming on. I immediately:


If I were to calculate the amount of water I drink each day, the total would come out to:


When it comes to knowing what triggers my headaches,


Which of the following describes how often you eat?


When I feel stressed, I manage it by:


It's 3 p.m., and I'm peckish. Time for:


Which of the following describes your sleep habits?


My purse or briefcase contains the following items:


For guidance on treating my migraines, I see:

Your result is:
Migraine Maven

You know your body well, and that's allowed you to develop some effective strategies to cope with this disease. But even the savviest among us needs an occasional reminder that good self-care will keep migraines at bay: Drink plenty of water, eat regularly, and sleep well. Build stress relief into your day. And stay in touch with your doctor. Be sure to see her if your headaches change or your current strategies stop working.

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Your result is:
Migraine Manager

You're on your way to getting a handle on your migraines, but a little self-care and planning can help you stop them before they start. Pay close attention to your own pattern of migraine triggers, and do what you can to avoid them. Tote wholesome snacks and water so you can keep your blood sugar steady and stay hydrated. Talk to your doc. And build stress relief into your day, even if it's just 15 minutes of listening to your favorite music, or a brisk walk around the block. The chance to be pain-free is worth the effort.

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Your result is:
Migraine Mess

You're not managing your migraines well, and you may be suffering needlessly. It's time to step up your self-care in a big way. The first step is to keep a migraine diary. Record when you get a headache, how painful it is on a scale of 1 to 10, and what you did or ate in the 24 hours before the headache started. Next, make an appointment to talk with your doctor about your headaches. It's important for you and your practitioner to strategize ways to ease your pain.

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