Migraine Trigger Diary

Many people find that keeping a Migraine diary can help them recognise a pattern to their migraines. They can then avoid one or more things that may trigger their migraine attacks.

Keeping a migraine diary may help you to find out what might be triggering your migraine attacks, or may make you more alert to warning signs. You may notice a pattern of things that happen in the two days before the migraine attack. If the tigger of your migraine attacks is a single thing, it can be simple to avoid. However, it may be harder to avoid attacks that are triggered by a combination of things.

For more information about what can trigger a migraine, please read more on the Potential Migraine Causes page.

Keeping track of the following details can help with understanding your migraines:

  • Date & time
  • What you were doing when the migraine started
  • What symptoms you experienced (including warning signs)
  • How long the migraine lasted
  • What medicines you took (if any)

For women, it can also be helpful to keep note when they start their period, as this can help your GP identify potential triggers.

You will find a download of a migraine diary below. You might find it useful to fill it in over 3-4 months so that you and your doctor can develop a better understanding of your migraines.


Get some useful tips to help prevent a migraine attack.

Find out more

About migraines

What is a migraine? What causes it? What can you do about it?

Get the answers

buying migraleve

Find your nearest stockist of Migraleve products.

Where to buy

Always read the label. Ask your pharmacist for advice.

MIGRALEVE contains paracetamol, buclizine and codeine. MIGRALEVE Pink contains paracetamol, codeine and buclizine. MIGRALEVE Yellow contains paracetamol and codeine.

Can cause addiction. For three days use only. This medicine can make you feel sleepy. Do not drive while taking this medicine until you know how it makes you feel.

This site is published by Johnson & Johnson Limited which is solely responsible for its contents. It is intended for a UK audience. MIGRALEVE is a registered trademark.

This site is best viewed with the following web browsers: Internet Explorer version 8, Firefox version 2+, Safari 3+, Chrome version 3+.

© Johnson & Johnson Limited 2015. This site was last updated on: 27th June 2022

hide this