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What foods or drinks can bring a migraine?

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What you eat could cause headaches. Some common culprits liked to migraine headaches include MSG and alcohol, especially:

It's important to know that migraine headaches can also come if you:

Eat small, healthy snacks, and make sure you get enough water.

  • Chinese food
  • Red wine
  • Skip meals
  • Eat unhealthy snacks instead of a meal
  • Don't drink enough fluids
  • Stop drinking coffee abruptly (withdrawal)

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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