When discussing migraines the first symptom – and most common – that people expect to experience is pain. Migraine pain may or may not be more significant than that of a normal headache. Some individuals who have mild-to-moderate head pain are actually diagnosed with migraine. The pain does not have to be severe or debilitating to be migranous in nature.
There are a number of reasons that your doctor might ask you to keep a migraine diary. If you have been suffering regular and severe attacks there could be a number of contributing factors, and being able to figure out what those factors are is step one to treating the migraines, and possibly even preventing them.