Migraine Management in Primary Care: 5 SEEDS for Success

Grace Halsey

Five migraine management essentials for PCPs and headache patients are summarized with the mnemonic SEEDS. 

Lifestyle modification counseling is as essential to migraine management as pharmacologic intervention. A recent review in the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine underscores the important role of the primary care physician in offering headache patients behavioral guidance. The authors identify 5 key lifestyle areas, summarized by the mnemonic SEEDS – sleep, exercise, eat, diary, and stress.The short slide show below is adapted from the review’s Advice to Patients with Migraine: SEEDS for Success. The content is very patient-friendly and may be useful as talking points with your next migraine patient.