You can take control of your headache pain by learning the triggers that lead to your migraines. Red wine, caffeine withdrawal, stress, or skipped meals are among the common culprits.
The first step is to track your migraines in a diary. Make notes of what you were doing before and when your headache came on. What were you eating? How much sleep did you get the night before? Did anything stressful or important happen that day?
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...