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How much water should you drink to avoid triggering a migraine?

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Don't go more than two hours without a glass of water. Water is important for your overall health, but it's especially important if you get migraine headaches. In one study, when people who get them added about 6 cups (1.5 liters) of water to their usual amount, they said they got fewer headaches. They also said they had less pain when they did get headaches.

From: What Not to Do If You Get Migraines WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Migraine Research Foundation: "Migraine Facts."

American Family Physician: "Migraine Headaches: How to Deal With the Pain."

Spigt, M. , August 2005. European Journal of Neurology

Dalkara, T. October 2013. Current Pain and Headache Reports,

Cleveland Clinic: "Rebound Headaches," "Headaches and Food."

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, Kona, Hawaii, based internist and author of Pain Free 1, 2, 3.

American Migraine Foundation: "Sleep Disorders and Headache."

Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain : "Magnesium."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 5, 2019

SOURCES:

Migraine Research Foundation: "Migraine Facts."

American Family Physician: "Migraine Headaches: How to Deal With the Pain."

Spigt, M. , August 2005. European Journal of Neurology

Dalkara, T. October 2013. Current Pain and Headache Reports,

Cleveland Clinic: "Rebound Headaches," "Headaches and Food."

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, Kona, Hawaii, based internist and author of Pain Free 1, 2, 3.

American Migraine Foundation: "Sleep Disorders and Headache."

Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain : "Magnesium."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 5, 2019

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