Migraine Triggers to Remember For Migraine Relief..


Remembering migraine triggers is important for pain relief.

Do you ever wonder how many migraine sufferers take preventives that have been prescribed for their migraines and never give a thought to what may be triggering their migraines? Several I'd say. It's a known fact that migraine preventive medicine works its best when all avoidable headache causes are observed and eliminated.

 Somewhere above the ear is the hypothalamus. It's believed that the hypothalamus (big word isn't it?), is the most obvious candidate for the migraine control center. It receives a constant flow of what can be your migraine triggers.

Stress, hormones, dietary triggers, bright lights, strong odors, and sleep disturbance end up here.

To give an example, in another page we told about a friend that found out she couldn't eat aged cheese, it was giving her migraines, another friend was allergic to her sons cologne, and one said she and her boyfriend argued all the time, and when they broke up, she never had a migraine after that. Do you see the connection with these friends, and the hypothalamus?

Triggers of migraines.


Several of the same triggers for migraines can be the ones that will trigger a tension headache also. Some of the things that trigger migraines, when broken down, can include quite a few things that make the head hurt such as food or a scent or chemical. The top ones are:

  • Certain foods and beverages. 
  • Also drinking alcohol can induce a migraine. 
  • Some scents (such as the cologne) , and chemicals. 
  • Stress can trigger tension headaches and also migraines. 
  • Women have it rougher because of birth control pills, menstruation, and even hormone replacement therapy. 
  • Changes in sleep patterns can cause both tension and migraines. 
  • Unlike tension headaches, migraines can be hereditary such as a parent that sufferers with them. 
  • Weather changes can give migraine attacks.

Also keep in mind that physical aliments can cause migraines. That's the reason we need a headache specialist to begin with rule out any physical causes of the headaches.

How to prevent migraines.

It's hard to prevent a migraine without learning all triggers, and then keeping a diary (print) to keep watch what was eat, drink, and whatever happened from several hours to a day of so before the attack.

  • Avoid any food or beverage that came up on the chart that you can find.
  • Reduce stress and relax more. 
  • Preventive medicine may have to be taken if the migraine attacks are often and severe. 

More natural approaches to reduce migraines.

  • Feverfew and butterbur are two herbs that are doctor recommenced to fight migraines. 
  • Ginger is used for two migraine symptoms, pain and nausea.  
  • Magnesium is a mineral that works for migraine relief. 
  • Also vitamin B-2 and B-3 are used for the relief of headaches. 
  • Another helpful supplement is evening primrose oil, helps dilate the blood vessels. 
  • Skullcap helps ease tension headaches. 
  • Valerial reduces stress and helps with headache pain.

These more natural approaches may take several weeks or more to feel their full effects. If you take migraine preventive medicine let the doctor know what you plan to do.

Several more things worthy of mentioning is watch the caffeine intake, and consuming to much pain medicine. The head doesn't like either one of these if used to much.

Thanks for reading.

Our last page was on more migraine headache triggers ,and our next is on migraine food triggers. Home page from migraine triggers.

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