11 Migraine Triggers That Will Surprise You

11 Migraine Triggers That Will Surprise You

8. Menstrual Cycles, Menopause, Post-Menopause and Hormonal Changes

Afflicting women of almost any age, changing hormones in menstrual cycles, menopause, post-menopause phases can cause very painful migraines.

Many women are affected by fluctuations in estrogen as are women that have a family history of pre-menstrual or menstrual distress.

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Oral contraceptives and hormonal replacement medications also show a tendency to trigger migraines, while, in others, there seem no apparent symptoms.

9. Certain Prescribed Medications, Incorrect Eye Glass Prescriptions

Prescribed medications, even OTC, can trigger migraines in some persons; moreover, eyeglasses with the wrong prescription can also do the same.

10. Perfumes and Strong Smells

Household chemical cleaners, perfumes, turpentine and other strong smells can trigger migraines as can secondhand smoke. In contrast, some are bothered by one smell while not having any reaction to another kind of odor.

11. Nerve Fibers Sensitivity

One research study by the Danes emphasizes that migraine pain happens because of extra sensitive nerve fibers around the blood vessels. This explains why the blood’s normal pulsation feels like an intense throbbing pain to its sufferers.

While much research has been done on what happens before and after an attack of migraines, physiologically speaking, there remains much research to be done on the actual triggers that may provoke the onslaught of a migraine.

If you or someone you know suffer from migraines and doesn’t know why you experience them it is possible it can be one of these triggers?