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Triggers

Migraine may be aggravated or triggered by specific factors. In a study of 1207 migraine patients, about 3 out of 4 said they have triggers for their migraine attacks.4 When given a specific list of triggers to consider, almost 95% of the people said that their attacks were brought on by certain circumstances or environmental influences.

Common triggers may include:

•Physical exertion or activity
•Stress
•Hormonal changes
•Skipping meals
•Sleep disturbances and sleeping late
•Weather changes
•Perfume or odor
•Neck pain
•Lights
•Alcohol
•Smoke
•Heat
•Food/diet

Manack A, Turkel C, Silberstein S. The evolution of chronic migraine: classification and nomenclature. Headache. 2009;49(8):1206-1213.

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