For all those who suffer from migraines, figuring out the exact trigger can be a nightmare, but it’s an important step in managing and preventing your pain. But while some triggers, such as stress, as well known, I am discussing few that may come as a big surprise to you.
Sometimes intense physical activity can be a potential migraine trigger, and unfortunately, sex is no exception. In fact, many have even given this phenomenon a catchy nickname: Sex headaches.
A rose may not smell that sweet to you if somebody tells you that it can trigger a migraine. But that’s the case with some who have adverse reactions to certain sights, sounds, and smells-especially strong perfumes and other strong odors, which can be very difficult to avoid in most social situations.
Cheese and Wine
There’s nothing like a glass of your favorite wine and hunk of cheese-unless, of course, you get migraine attacks. Both red wine and aged cheese contain a compound tyramine that can trigger migraine in some people. Fava beans, soy products, smoked fish and hard sausages also contain tyramine.
While getting more rest is definitely a good thing, sometimes changes in sleep patterns can provoke a migraine. Sleeping may be the cause known to many as “weekend headache”. Establishing a routine sleeping pattern may help manage and prevent migraine.
Weather and Barometric Pressure Changes
High humidity, bright sunlight, barometric pressure changes and hot temperatures may be potential migraine triggers in some people. If you’re susceptible to weather related migraines, you should determine your specific migraine triggers-so keep a close watch on the sky.
Finally, keep in mind that migraine triggers can vary from person to person and may not always lead to a migraine. In addition, many people may not have any triggers at all. It’s best to discuss your condition with your pharmacist or doctor about what sets off your headaches to help find the best treatment for you.