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Understanding Common Migraine Triggers & What You Can Do to Stop the Pain

Migraine sufferers know how painful and debilitating migraine headaches can be and how failed treatment plans leave them feeling hopeless. Understanding the various causes, triggers and risk factors that help diagnose this painful disease and creating a personalized treatment plan — complete with a checklist of triggers to avoid — may be your first step in managing migraine headache pain.

Common Triggers

Several common triggers that many migraine sufferpers experience are avoidable with some individual planning and the help of a trained Mendelson Kornblum migraine headache specialist.

Common triggers you may be able to avoid include:

  • Alcohol
  • Food additives
  • Caffeine
  • Dehydration
  • Stress

These triggers may not be the cause of your migraine headaches but are a good list to start with in order to better understand your situation. You can start by avoiding or eliminating one at a time and recording the results. After gathering some notes, discuss what you’ve experienced with your doctor. You may find carrying a water bottle around to stay hydrated and avoiding alcohol may make a noticeable difference.

Other common triggers are harder or impossible to avoid and require pain management and a specialized care plan created by you and your doctor. Examples of these can be:

  • Menstrual periods
  • Noise
  • Lighting
  • Weather
  • Medications

There is Hope

Regardless of your past experiences with migraine headaches, seeing a Mendelson Kornblum specialist for a full, comprehensive evaluation is the best place to start in order to understand your triggers and control or eliminate your migraine headaches.

Call today to set an appointment with one of our specialists.



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