Migraine Madness

Author: Shannon Miller

Unfortunately ladies, migraine are three times more common in women than they are in men.

Yes, we have to go through labor and we are more prone to experiencing migraines!  Doesn’t quite seem fair.  And if you have ever had a migraine, you know that it’s extremely unpleasant: that throbbing pain that you feel will never end…The good news (since we always like to hear good news!) is that there are known migraine triggers that you can watch out for, as well as effective treatment options.

Some migraine triggers include:*

  • Bright or flashing lights
  • Lack of food or sleep
  • Exposure to light
  • Changes in hormones and hormone levels
  • Anxiety
  • Stress

Your healthcare provider should be contacted to determine the best treatment plan for you, but some general preventative treatment options are:*

  • Stress management strategies like exercise
  • Avoiding food/beverages that trigger headaches
  • Eating regularly scheduled meals
  • Staying hydrated
  • Establishing consistent sleeping schedule

TIP:  With the right plan of attack, you can make something as unpleasant as a migraine manageable.  You are in control!

*Source:  National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website

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