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How can I avoid the stress that can bring a migraine?

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You can help avoid this if you:

Staying out of stressful situations also can help. For example, if driving to work puts you under pressure, consider the bus or subway. That'll also let you relax by reading or listening to music.

  • Eat healthy
  • Exercise
  • Get enough sleep
  • Practice relaxation exercises, like yoga, or tai chi

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: “Smoking and Headache.”

The Migraine Trust: “Symptoms and Stages of Migraine,” “Common Triggers.”

National Headache Foundation: “Environmental & Physical Factors,” “Headache Sufferer’s Diet,” “Reader’s Mail: Specific Sounds Trigger Migraine.”

Womenshealth.gov: “Migraine Fact Sheet.”

Help For Headaches: “Identify Migraine Triggers.”

Reviewed by Stephen D. Silberstein on July 17, 2017

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: “Smoking and Headache.”

The Migraine Trust: “Symptoms and Stages of Migraine,” “Common Triggers.”

National Headache Foundation: “Environmental & Physical Factors,” “Headache Sufferer’s Diet,” “Reader’s Mail: Specific Sounds Trigger Migraine.”

Womenshealth.gov: “Migraine Fact Sheet.”

Help For Headaches: “Identify Migraine Triggers.”

Reviewed by Stephen D. Silberstein on July 17, 2017

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