Patient Guide Library

AHS First Contact partnered with the American Migraine Foundation to make these downloadable, doctor-verified patient guides available to our community. Browse our selection of guides and download them with ease or send them directly to your patients via email. 

Outlines primary headache symptoms related to migraine and can help patients determine which type of headache they have.

Describes headache “red flags” and provides information on when to seek medical attention.

Describes lifestyle and medical factors which may contribute to migraine attacks, as well as recommendations to address them.

Distinguishes between episodic and chronic migraine and offers advice for patients if they suspect their migraine is becoming chronic.

Defines medication overuse headache and offers guidance on how to address it.

Help people recently diagnosed with migraine cope by giving them tools for finding help and ways to communicate their needs.

Helps patients with migraine know when to go to the Emergency Department and how to prepare for their visit.

Answers frequently asked questions and provides a table describing benefits, drawbacks, delivery methods and more for common acute migraine treatments.

Provides an overview of nutraceuticals as they relate to migraine.

Discusses how to prepare for, and manage, migraine during pregnancy, as well as headache “red flags” to be alert to while pregnant.

Discusses the role hormones play in migraine, including information on menses, pregnancy, lactation, and more.

Describes the role of sleep in migraine, and offers five tips for better sleep.

Help create a balanced diet that minimizes migraine attacks.

Offers workplace accomodations and gives tips for talking to employers about migraine.

Walks patients through filing for social security disability income (SSDI), dispels common myths, and includes tips on what to expect along the way.

Offers tips and accommodations to help parents and schools work together to get children the help they need.

Reviews the differences between a 504 plan and an Individualized Education Program (IEP), answers some FAQs, and describes some migraine-specific accomodations to consider.

La migraña es más común entre los adultos en edad de trabajar. Esta guía ofrece a las personas con migraña maneras de hablar con sus empleadores sobre acomodaciones y otras opciones disponibles en el lugar de trabajo.

Los Beneficios del Seguro Social por Incapacidad (SSDI) proveen apoyo financiero a las personas con migraña. Esta guía instruye a los pacientes sobre cómo presentar una solicitud para los beneficios SSDI con consejos para el éxito.

Los nutracéuticos, tales como suplementos vitamínicos y minerales, son medicamentos alternativos que se usa para tratar la migraña. En esta guía se enumeran algunos nutracéuticos para la migraña, sus beneficios y riesgos y más.

Hay muchos factores médicos y del estilo de vida que pueden afectar la salud de las personas con migraña. Aprende sobre cómo ajustar los factores para reducir el riesgo de ataques de migraña y crear un plan de tratamiento holístico.

Cada año un pequeño porcentaje de personas con migraña episódica hará la transición a migraña crónica. Esta guía distingue entre migraña episódica y crónica y ofrece tres pasos a tomar si se sospecha que su migraña está progresando.