How are migraines diagnosed?
New patients seeking treatment for migraines should seek care from a primary care physician. During this preliminary consultation, you may be asked about your medical history, as well as any allergies or sensitivities you may have, and any medication you may be currently taking.
After this, your provider will likely ask you about your symptoms and your history of headaches. This may help determine the cause of the headaches.
Finally, the provider might order diagnostic imaging tests (such as a CT scan) and blood work to rule out any medical causes of your headaches. You may also be asked to take an electroencephalogram test (EEG) to determine whether or not your symptoms may be caused by seizures.