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Are there certain things that trigger migraines?

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Sometimes migraines come out of nowhere. Other times they’re tied to a specific trigger. You likely have an idea of what sorts of things cause your headaches. It may be certain foods or the weather. It could be smells, travel, or your hormones.

SOURCES: American Headache Society: "Headache Hygiene Tips."  The International Headache Society: "Epidemiology of Headache." The Migraine Trust: "Your Triggers." National Headache Foundation: "Migraine."



Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on February 13, 2019

SOURCES: American Headache Society: "Headache Hygiene Tips."  The International Headache Society: "Epidemiology of Headache." The Migraine Trust: "Your Triggers." National Headache Foundation: "Migraine."



Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on February 13, 2019

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