Seek help. Be a self-advocate.
Educate yourself about migraine so you'll know what to tell your doctor.
Visit a doctor specifically about your headaches.
Prepare for a dialogue with your doctor. Keep a headache diary.
Have reasonable expectations about treatment.
Be honest about all current medications and other medical conditions.
Focus on solutions. Be positive.
Ask for detailed instructions on taking medication -- and follow them.
Partner with your physician for treatment success.
Follow up regularly with your doctor.