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Table 2

From: Reference programme: diagnosis and treatment of headache disorders and facial pain. Danish Headache Society, 3rd edition, 2020

Useful questions
How many different types of headache/facial pain do you have?
Separate history must be taken for each type!
Time course When did the headache start?
How frequent is the headache (episodic, daily and/or constant)?
Duration of each attack (seconds/minutes/hours/days)?
Character Pain intensity?
Pain quality and type?
Where is the pain located and does the pain move?
Associated symptoms?
Reasons Trigger factors and/or dispositions?
Aggravating or soothing factors?
Family dispositions for headache / facial pain?
Ictal behavior What do you do during the attack?
How does the attack affect your activity level?
Medication intake, if yes: which and what dose?
General health state interictally With or without any symptoms between attacks?
Worries of anxiety for new attacks and/or their reasons?