Evaluation of an electronic diary as a diagnostic tool to study headache and premenstrual symptoms in migraineurs

Jay Goldberg, Abigail Wolf, Stephen Silberstein, Cheryl Gebeline-Myers, Mary Hopkins, Kim Einhorn, Jorge Tolosa

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Objective. - To evaluate an electronic diary as a tool to evaluate the occurrence and relationship of headaches and premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms throughout the menstrual cycle in women with migraine. Background. - Menstrually related headache and PMS significantly impact the quality of life of many women. The time relationship of these 2 menstrually related problems is not well understood and not well described. Methods. - Twenty women with migraine experiencing regular menstrual cycles were enrolled in a prospective study designed to date- and time-stamp data, both self- and computer-prompted, headache and PMS symptoms, for 3 consecutive months. A previously validated PMS score was calculated by grading 23 PMS criteria on a scale of 0 to 3 (0 = no symptoms, 3 = severe symptoms). Results. - The total number of data entries recorded was 2009, composed of 56 menstrual cycles in 20 migraineurs. Five hundred forty-four entries reported a current, prodromal, or previous headache. The mean daily occurrence of headache increased beginning on cycle day -5, peaked on days +1 to +5, and returned to baseline by day +7. Mean daily PMS scores ranged from 2.4 to 12. Mean daily PMS scores peaked on days -6 to +2 and returned to baseline by day +8. Conclusions. - An electronic diary may have potential as a diagnostic tool in studying headaches and PMS symptoms throughout the menstrual cycle. The occurrence of headache and PMS symptoms in migraineurs follows similar time courses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)384-396
Number of pages13
JournalHeadache
Volume47
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2007

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Premenstrual Syndrome
Headache
Headache Disorders
Menstrual Cycle
Migraine Disorders
Quality of Life
Prospective Studies

Keywords

  • Electronic diary
  • Menstrually related headache
  • Premenstrual syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Evaluation of an electronic diary as a diagnostic tool to study headache and premenstrual symptoms in migraineurs. / Goldberg, Jay; Wolf, Abigail; Silberstein, Stephen; Gebeline-Myers, Cheryl; Hopkins, Mary; Einhorn, Kim; Tolosa, Jorge.

In: Headache, Vol. 47, No. 3, 03.2007, p. 384-396.

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Goldberg, J, Wolf, A, Silberstein, S, Gebeline-Myers, C, Hopkins, M, Einhorn, K & Tolosa, J 2007, 'Evaluation of an electronic diary as a diagnostic tool to study headache and premenstrual symptoms in migraineurs', Headache, vol. 47, no. 3, pp. 384-396. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1526-4610.2006.00441.x
Goldberg, Jay ; Wolf, Abigail ; Silberstein, Stephen ; Gebeline-Myers, Cheryl ; Hopkins, Mary ; Einhorn, Kim ; Tolosa, Jorge. / Evaluation of an electronic diary as a diagnostic tool to study headache and premenstrual symptoms in migraineurs. In: Headache. 2007 ; Vol. 47, No. 3. pp. 384-396.
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