There are a variety of triggers for migraines. Some people experience them as a result of lack of sleep, stress, or eating certain foods. Some people find that they are triggered by changes or shifts in the weather.
A recent study shows that 62% of participants were sensitive or triggered by weather conditions and 34% of participants were sensitive to temperature and humidity and 14% were sensitive to changing weather patterns.
When it comes to triggers, it is often the case where one trigger in isolation is not the cause of the migraine but one or more triggers may result in migraine.
To help determine your triggers, try creating a headache journal. You can use an app for this such as Migraine Buddy or simply jot notes in the calendar on your cellphone. Try to write down the circumstances surrounding the migraine such as weather changes , stress levels, or specific foods consumed.
If you have additional questions about migraine triggers, CALL THE MANHATTAN CENTER CENTER FOR HEADACHE & NEUROLOGY!
Brooke Steiger, NP