Things that can trigger a migraine headache include foods, drinks, activities and exercise, medications, stress, too much or too little sleep, bright lights, hunger, odors, and hormones, among other factors.
To figure out what causes your migraines, print the list below. Then check for triggers at the first signs of a headache. Review the list every few weeks or months to see if you can spot a pattern. Chances are, the items that get the most checks are your triggers.
Migraines, like other chronic illnesses, can put a real damper on intimacy.
To keep the spark alive, couples may need to strengthen other parts of their relationship.
"[Chronic] migraine can create strain, and if unspoken, create distance," says Rodney Shapiro, PhD, a family therapist and psychiatry professor in San Francisco. The person who doesn't suffer from migraines may stop wanting to have sex after a while, he says,
Knowing your migraine triggers -- such as certain foods, smells, barometric...
American Headache Society: "Headache Hygiene Tips."
The International Headache Society: "Epidemiology of Headache."
The Migraine Trust: "Your Triggers."
National Headache Foundation: "Migraine."