Identifying The Triggering Factors To Migrane

To live with the migraine headaches could be inconvenient or enormously debilitating. Most of the women suffer from monthly migraines for decades which are linked with their periods. Still researchers are researching into the major trap holes which cause migraines. However, there have been no definite answer for ‘why migraines occur?’, But one thing we are aware of is that pain is indeed vascular, that is, they are related to blood flowing through definite blood vessels.

There exist certain triggers which gives a start up point for migraine. But unfortunately, everyone does not have the similar trigger. Most of the frequent migraine sufferers recognize their trigger after little bit of careful reviewing of their symptoms. But identifying the triggers of yours is the starting step towards effectively treating and preventing any more future attacks.
It is common to find food allergies to be the most common trigger factor for migraine. Most of them have experienced high level of migraines after consuming certain foods. Thereby, food allergies indeed are on rise because of over-processing of food along with the overture of new food-additives which may be derived from the foreign plants.
The next triggering factor to migraine is the muscle tension. So, check out if you have knot like feeling in your back and neck, when you are depressed or stressed. Trigger points often form in the sections of the muscle cells which restrict the blood flow and flow of oxygen and nutrients. And collection of the affected cells causes muscle tension and strain. Thereby, these kinds of trigger points indirectly or directly affect muscles which result in migraine headache. Even pain in your backside can cause pain in your neck that in turn triggers migraine to occur.
Another triggering factor that causes migraine is emotional stress. But emotional stress and depression can cause physical stress which in turn triggers migraines. Most of the women identify intense and prolonged crying as trigger factor to migraine.
If you have tension headaches that cause migraines, then it is essential to reduce your stress to make your life enjoyable and migraine free. Many people do not feel this kind of trigger, since they do not identify the changeover between migraine and headaches. Just remember that the migraines often occur on 1 side of head only and tension headaches leads to headache on both the sides.
Even hormonal changes are a triggering factor of migraine. Few women experience frequent menstrual migraines which can be overcome by hormonal therapy by consuming approved birth-control pills which regulate hormone levels.    
Fitness too has a significant part for evaluating the triggers. Exercising daily and having low-processed foods help relive stress which in turn brings down the occurrences of migraines. Thereby, evaluate stress and fitness level of yours to see whether they stand as vital factors that can trigger migraine in you.
Another triggering factor to migraine is ‘Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)’ which is group of diseased conditions that are related to jaw.
Thereby, if you feel either one of these trigger migraine in you then consult a doctor.     

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It sounds like this is your first mniraige? Never been diagnosed before?The ER will likely *not* keep you in-patient for very long unless they find your headache is triggered by something more than the mystery of mniraige like a brain tumor, cyst, clot, that sort of thing. Most likely they'll give you a shot of some kind of triptan like Imitrex, some form of anti-inflammatory/NSAID, possibly a narcotic like morphine, and/or an anti-anxiety drug or muscle relaxant. It all depends on the doctor and their initial review of your particular situation.I would recommend that after your ER visit, you see your regular doctor for an rx of some Epidrin i and to keep it with you at all times so you can take it when needed. It's a pain, muscle relaxant, and vein constrictor all in one.Good luck..
by Paola     06-Aug-2012
I've suffered from mirgaines my whole life. At best I feel like there are ball bearings in my head, at worst I am bedridden and vomiting. I noticed about six months after I started running that I wasn't suffering from mirgaines as often, and when I did they weren't as severe. I still get them once in a while, maybe one every couple of months. I used to get them a few times a month. While the pain is still extreme, I haven't been reduced to migraine-related vomiting since before I started running.
by Berak     09-Aug-2012

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