Common Migraine Triggers
The list of foods and additives
that can trigger a migraine is quite long. Aged
cheeses, bananas, figs, raisins, beer, wine, hard
liquor, dairy products,
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), citrus fruits, papaya,
passion fruit, soy sauce, avocadoes are among some
2. Drugs &
Caffeine. Drinking or
eating foods that contain caffeine can trigger a
migraine; so can rapid or sudden withdrawal of
caffeine. Any medication that dilates blood vessels
can also trigger a migraine.
Emotions & Stress.
Stress at work or at home can cause migraines as
well as highly pressured work week that's
immediately followed by relaxation because of the
sudden change of your internal environment.
Stimuli. Migraines can
be triggered by smells, fumes, perfumes, strong
floral smells, tobacco smoke, bright lights or
flickering lights, light glare bright sunlight,
paint thinner and ammonia and cooking odors.
in Sleep Patterns. If
you are tired, sleep-deprived or struggling with jet
lag, you will be at heightened risk for a migraine
attack. Too much sleep or interrupted sleep patterns
can also be triggers.