Migraine Headache Triggers Topic Overview
migraine headaches are different for each
person. Triggers include changes in daily routine, foods, hormones,
medicines, lights, odors, or other things in the environment.
migraine triggers are:
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Stress (either during a stressful time
or right after stress subsides). Menstrual cycle
in women. Changes in your routine, such as how much you
exercise or how much you sleep. Fasting or skipping
meals. Changes in the weather, heat, or high
humidity. Bright lights, glare, or reflected sunlight. Foods, such as chocolate. Alcohol—all alcohol, or one type of alcohol in particular, like
beer or wine. Odors such as perfume, paint, dust, and certain flowers.
migraine triggers include: Strong emotions, such as
anxiety. Pushing yourself too hard when you exercise. Aspartame. Monosodium glutamate
(MSG). Nitrates, which are found in cured meats such as hot dogs,
bacon, and cold cuts. Tyramines, which are found in pickled or
marinated foods, aged cheeses, and yeast. Smoking or being around
someone who smokes. Excessive caffeine or caffeine
withdrawal. Birth control pills and hormone
therapy. Medicines that expand (dilate) the
blood vessels (vasodilators), such as nifedipine, and nitrates.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 12, 2014
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