Living With Migraines

Don’t let migraines get in the way of daily living

Are Migraines affecting your quality of Life?

Posted by healthwyse on February 10, 2008

THE Headache Clinic’s Quality of Life questionnaire measures the extent to which headaches affect your ability to function. If you answer yes to most of the questions, you are advised to see a health professional. Here are a few of the many questions on the list:

  • Have headaches often interfered with how well you dealt with your family, friends, and others who are close to you?
  • Have headaches often interfered with your leisure-time activities, such as reading and exercising?
  • Have you often had difficulty performing work or daily activities because of headache?
  • Do the headaches often keep you from getting as much done at work or at home?Did the headaches often limit your ability to concentrate on work or daily activities?
  • Have headaches often left you too tired to do work or daily activities?
  • Have headaches often limited the number of days you have felt energetic?
  • Have you often had to cancel work or daily activities because you had a headache?
  • Did you often need help in handling routine tasks such as everyday household chores, doing necessary business, shopping, or caring for others, when you had a headache?
  • Have you often had to stop work or daily activities to deal with headache symptoms?
  • Were you often not able to go to social activities such as parties, dinner with friends, because you had a headache?
  • Have you often felt fed up or frustrated because of your headaches?
  • Have you often felt like you were a burden on others because of your headaches?
  • Have you often been afraid of letting others down because of your headaches? For an assessment, visit www.headacheclinic.co.za
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