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  1. #1 Migraine triggers 
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    I am a migraine headache sufferer and my pain are usually centered on the scalp portion of my head. The pain is very excruciating and when it hits me, I can barely perform my job. To better manage the pain, I am currently taking fioricet since regular ibuprofen doesnít help me. My main concern now is how to determine the triggers of the headaches so that I can deal with it from there. Iím not sure if stress is a major contributor so could you please give me more info on the triggers? Thanks.


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    Yeah stress is a pretty recognised trigger but keeping a diary could help to identify triggers either certain stressors or foods.

    Cheese, wine, caffeine and chocolate are common enough triggers for migraine sufferers but its different for different people.


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    Quote Originally Posted by thedreamers
    I am a migraine headache sufferer and my pain are usually centered on the scalp portion of my head. The pain is very excruciating and when it hits me, I can barely perform my job. To better manage the pain, I am currently taking fioricet since regular ibuprofen doesnít help me. My main concern now is how to determine the triggers of the headaches so that I can deal with it from there. Iím not sure if stress is a major contributor so could you please give me more info on the triggers? Thanks.
    I'm sorry to hear that you suffer with migraines I also am a migraine sufferer and have been looking at different approaches to managing them , since the onset of them approx over the last 27 years or so.

    In my case I've had difficulties with taking medications because of the nausea felt during a migraine has meant that it's too difficult to keep medications down (often).

    However, some trial and error has meant that I have been able to manage mine mostly by learning to recognise them in the "earliest phases" and it's at that stage I have trialled taking my choices of medication ,one recommended by an emergency dept treating doctor at the time (has been a workable option for me)

    NB this isn't a directive just a suggestion that seemed to assist me in my particular circumstances. I've found that taking the meds earlier has in some cases halted the onset of the migraine or atleast minimised it keeping the pain levels down earlier seems to likewise minimise the stress factor and frustration of the pain levels seemingly contributrary to minimising the intensity of them overall.

    Prior to this I could only find refuge in a dark quiet room. One thing that you haven't noted is whether you're female or male , the reason why I brought that aspect up is that there might be a hormonal aspect if female and perhaps investigating that might also alleviate some symptons or atleast discover one of the possible triggers.One of my children suffers with them also and has excluded some foods which seems to assist, which I see has been covered by the previous reply to mine.

    Good luck with narrowing down some triggers and having a better time of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thedreamers
    I am a migraine headache sufferer and my pain are usually centered on the scalp portion of my head. The pain is very excruciating and when it hits me, I can barely perform my job. To better manage the pain, I am currently taking fioricet since regular ibuprofen doesnít help me. My main concern now is how to determine the triggers of the headaches so that I can deal with it from there. Iím not sure if stress is a major contributor so could you please give me more info on the triggers? Thanks.
    I'm sorry to hear that you suffer with migraines I also am a migraine sufferer and have been looking at different approaches to managing them , since the onset of them approx over the last 27 years or so.

    In my case I've had difficulties with taking medications because of the nausea felt during a migraine has meant that it's too difficult to keep medications down (often).

    However, some trial and error has meant that I have been able to manage mine mostly by learning to recognise them in the "earliest phases" and it's at that stage I have trialled taking my choices of medication ,one recommended by an emergency dept treating doctor at the time (has been a workable option for me)

    NB this isn't a directive just a suggestion that seemed to assist me in my particular circumstances. I've found that taking the meds earlier has in some cases halted the onset of the migraine or atleast minimised it keeping the pain levels down earlier seems to likewise minimise the stress factor and frustration of the pain levels seemingly contributrary to minimising the intensity of them overall.

    Prior to this I could only find refuge in a dark quiet room. One thing that you haven't noted is whether you're female or male , the reason why I brought that aspect up is that there might be a hormonal aspect if female and perhaps investigating that might also alleviate some symptons or atleast discover one of the possible triggers.One of my children suffers with them also and has excluded some foods which seems to assist, which I see has been covered by the previous reply to mine.

    Good luck with narrowing down some triggers and having a better time of it.
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    That has to be the first quadruple post ever

    But yeah, keep a diary. I've been doing it for my sleep schedule (it seems to want to drift about 40 minutes everyday), and while I haven't analyzed the data yet, I'm sure it will be very enlightening. It's actually sort of fun to record the data and look over it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Numsgil
    That has to be the first quadruple post ever

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    I know!

    How "embarrassment"!!!




    One other thing that occurred to me as I was just reading back through your OP was..

    When you suggest that your headaches are centred. Have you had your headaches investigated because I thought you might experience the pain of migraines on one side more than a centred headache as such , mind you that's just what I seem to recall about them and from discussions had with other sufferers too.
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