II. Causes: General Triggers

  1. Physical Exertion
  2. Stress, worry, or anxiety
  3. Menstruation
  4. Pungent odors
  5. Sleep deprived, Fatigue or excessive sleep
  6. Glare from the sun or fluorescent lights
  7. Weather or Ambient changes
  8. High humidity
  9. High altitude
  10. Head Trauma
  11. Drinking cold water
    1. Mattsson (2001) Cephalalgia 21(3):230-5 [PubMed]

IV. Causes: Food Triggers

  1. See Tyramine-Vasoactive Amines
  2. Chocolate (highly specific for Migraine Headache)
  3. Alcohol
  4. Aged cheese
  5. Cold food
  6. Red wine
  7. Monosodium glutamate (MSG)

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