Migraine attacks can be triggered by the strangest things. I’ve written so many articles on tips to avoid migraines during summers, winters and even during Christmas season. Here I am listing few more bizarre causes of these migraine attacks that you may not be aware of……..
You may not believe this, and it may also sound bit crazy, your favorite perfume could the reason behind your migraines. Many studies have shown that some sufferers say that perfumes or similar strong odors can trigger attacks. Different types of fragrances found in lotions, shampoos, synthetic perfumes and detergents ultimately permeate the atmosphere, triggering nausea, headaches, and even slurred speech. So, you may now want to rethink buying that tempting Chanel No. 5…
Who would have thought about it? Any kind of intense physical activity can trigger migraine attacks – and sex is no exception. Ever heard of these “sex headaches”? There you go…
Can you believe that innocent looking pattern of parallel lines could cause intense headaches? The link between epilepsy and flashing lights is well-known, but scientists have found that there is increase in certain type of brain activity seen when these type of images are viewed, which means it can be the possible cause of migraine headaches. So do everything possible to avoid looking at the amusing zebra crossing….and immediately move your Breton tops to the back of your wardrobe!
It’s believed that lightening never strikes twice, but for you, as a migraine sufferer, it could seem that way. In a study carried out way back in 2012 it was found that patients were 29 percent more likely to suffer migraines on days when lightning stuck quite close to their homes. Maybe it’s due to some changes in the charge of the air which disrupts the brain’s electrical waves.
Not eating enough
Extensive research in the past has shown that hunger can also trigger migraine attacks-especially migraines that come with an aura, or flashing lights. This study also showed that going without food may not cause daily tension headaches that so many people experience occasionally.
It’s long been claimed that some foods such as cheese, wine, beverages (such as coffee and red wine) and chocolates can trigger migraines. But those innocent looking bananas? Yes, you may not believe it, they could actually trigger a migraine for those who’re sensitive to tyramine, the same substance found in abundance in aged cheese. If you’re suffering from migraines, it’s good if you can avoid bananas.
Studies in the past have shown that recurring headaches can be triggered when migraineurs chew gum on almost daily basis. This definitely makes sense-previous research in this has found a link between temporomandibular disorders (TMD, etc), lying quite close to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and various types of headaches. Chewing gum places have load on the TMJ, triggering headaches.
It’s a fact that every person is different. It’s difficult to tell factors that trigger migraines in one person as compared to another person. The best thing to do is to maintain a “migraine diary” to work out what exactly triggers you, and then act accordingly.