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Common Migraine Triggers

Updated on January 26, 2010
Avoiding common migraine triggers can help keep you migraine free
Avoiding common migraine triggers can help keep you migraine free

There are several migraine triggers that are common to nearly all people who suffer from migraines, and if you know what these common migraine triggers are, then you will be able to avoid having to deal with as many migraines as you did before. So let's look at some of these common migraine triggers, and learn what we can do about them.

One of the first common migraine triggers that many people who suffer from migraines have is caffeine. Many people do not even consider the fact that there could be a relationship between migraines and caffeine, and they suffer from it. If you cut caffeine out of your diet completely, then you will find that you do not suffer from nearly as many migraines as you do when you have the equivalent of 3 or 4 cups of coffee every day.

Along with coffee and caffeine, there are often certain foods that will increase the likelihood that you will develop a migraine during the day. For example, foods that are high in a chemical called tyramine will often trigger migraines. Tyramine is found in foods like deli meats. If you avoid tyramine you can avoid a lot of migraines.

Another common migraine trigger is changing up your daily routine. Migraines can easily be triggered by changes in your daily routine. For example, if you oversleep one day, that can sometimes trigger a migraine. If you do not eat at the same time every day, or if you significantly change the types of meals that you eat during the day, or feast on snacks all day when you normally eat big meals, then you may be at risk for getting a migraine during the day. To prevent yourself from having this migraine problem, try to stick to a daily routine or schedule. That way you will be able to avoid having some of the migraines that you have had in the past due to changes in your daily routine.

There are several other common migraine triggers. There is another daily change that can trigger migraines. That change is a change in weather patterns. If the barometric pressure changes significantly during the course of a day, then you may have a problem with migraines during that day. The best thing to do in this sort of situation is to be aware that the barometric pressure will change during the day, and plan your day accordingly, so that if you get a migraine you will be able to take care of it.

There is not always much you can do about migraines, but there are at least some preventative measure that you can take in order to not feel the effects of migraines every day. I would recommend following the advice of this hub, so that you can avoid common migraine triggers.


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