Migraine Headaches

If you get migraines, you know how painful they can be. Migraines may be brought on by several categories of “triggers,” including diet, sleep patterns, weather, irritating chemicals, odours, stress, exercise – and hormones.

Women have significantly more migraines than men, with a 3 to 1 ratio. And 60% of female migraine sufferers report that their headaches are connected in time to their menstrual cycles, although they can happen at other times too.

Indeed, there is evidence that migraines may be associated with fluctuations in the hormone oestrogen. Women may have more migraines during or before their menstrual period, or during the first trimester of pregnancy. Oral contraceptives can also trigger migraines. Fortunately, for most women, migraines subside or stop completely with aging and menopause. But in the meantime, what can you do to decrease the frequency and severity of your migraines?

Some things to consider to calm your migraine pain: