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    1. Sex and Migraines

      Migraines can be tough on every aspect of your life, including romance and intimacy. "One study found that about one-quarter of patients mentioned that migraines affected the frequency or quality of sex," says Joshua M. Cohen, MD, director of education in the department of neurology at Mount Sinai W

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    2. Get Migraines? Find Your Food Triggers

      If you're one of the 38 million Americans who regularly get migraines, you probably want to do all you can to figure out why. People often blame what they eat. But there's really no proof that diet triggers migraines. Still, experts agree that many things can cause them -- including a particular foo

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    3. 5 Important Lifestyle Changes for Migraines

      Lisa Jacobson was standing in her kitchen, cooking dinner and wearing some unusual garb -- sunglasses and earplugs. She was using these to block out the light and subdue the noise that aggravated the vicious migraine stabbing at her eye. It wasn't the first time the 56-year-old had donned these item

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    4. Avoid Exercise-Related Migraines

      Talk about a double-edged sword. There are so many benefits to exercising if you're prone to migraines. But for some people, a sweat session can actually trigger one of these painful pounders. On the plus side, "Exercise is a potent stress reliever, and stress is commonly linked to migraine attacks,

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    5. Lifestyle Tips to Manage Migraines

      Brian Carter, 41, had his first migraine in his 20s. "I worked from home, and I'd try to keep working but couldn't," he says. "I'd get nauseous. Doing anything felt painful, so I'd lie down and put a pillow over my head." Sound familiar? If you're one of the 36 million Americans who get migraines, y

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    6. Reduce Stress to Prevent Headaches

      Want to nip your headache in the bud? Try one of these stress-busting techniques. "Poor sleep increases the body's stress response," says Jason D. Rosenberg, MD, director of Johns Hopkins Headache Center. Getting enough shut-eye can keep headaches at bay. Try for 7 to 8 hours a night and stick to a

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    7. Food Triggers for Migraines

      There are all sorts of things that can trigger migraines. For some people, it might just be lunch. Studies have proven only a few foods, or substances in foods, seem to bring on headaches in a lot of people.  "I don't recommend a particular diet to anybody with migraines. But if somebody says, 'Anyt

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    8. Sleep and Migraines

      Migraines and sleep have a complicated relationship. Getting too little slumber -- or in some cases too much -- brings on migraines in people. Plus, if you've already got a migraine, getting a good night's sleep can be tricky. Exactly how poor sleep triggers migraines is still a mystery. But whichev

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    9. Migraines and Your Job

      Getting migraine headaches is tough. Managing a migraine at work can be even trickier. Can you keep migraines at bay while you're on the job? What can you do if one strikes during working hours? How much do you have to tell your boss about it, and could it hurt your career? WebMD spoke with migraine

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    10. 6 Parenting Tips for When You Have a Migraine

      If you're a mom or dad who has migraines, you may worry about the impact your headaches could have on your family. Migraines can develop at the most inconvenient times, making it harder to juggle your parenting responsibilities.  "When you're in the midst of a migraine, it can be difficult to functi

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