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Table 2 Themes and sub-themes

From: Experiences and perceptions of people with headache: a qualitative study

Impact on life
- inability to function fully
- unpredictability of headaches
- effect on mood
- getting on with things
Knowledge and understanding
- lay understanding and explanation
- seeking of information
- worry
Management
- use of conventional medication
- use of complementary therapies
- GP management
- own management techniques