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Migraine Triggers

down common migraine triggers

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What are migraine triggers?

Migraine triggers can cause migraine attacks, and can vary per person.

This is why it's important to identify what may cause a migraine, as well as track them when they happen to help treat and prevent migraine attacks.

Common triggers for migraine

There are several types of migraine triggers that can cause a migraine attack, which may occur alone or combined with other triggers. Triggers can be predictable if you know what can cause an attack. Yet, you may not be able to avoid them. Here are some common migraine triggers:


Stress leading up to and during travel, change in diet due to limited food options, sleep disruption or weather pressure changes can each be a trigger or combine to cause a migraine attack.


Up to 75% of people who menstruate find they experience migraine attacks around their period — otherwise known as "menstrual migraine."


Prolonged screen time, anxiety, coffee or caffeinated tea or your commute to work could spark a migraine attack.


Staying up late at a party, bright lights and loud music, or consuming alcohol can contribute to a migraine attack being triggered.

Get ahead of your migraine triggers or treat your attacks head on, with the help of Nurtec ODT — the only medication proven to treat & prevent, all in one.

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Ask your doctor about migraine treatments today and if Nurtec ODT could be right for you.

Weather and barometric changes are ranked as the #1 unavoidable migraine triggers. Changes in temperature and sunshine levels, and changes in humidity, air pollution levels and atmospheric air pressure, may be factors that contribute to a possible migraine attack. Even lightning can strike an attack.

By keeping on top of the weather forecast, you may be able to get back some control of how you manage migraine attacks.

Stress is the second most common trigger for people with migraine. The constant cycle of worrying about an attack striking and pain causing stress, can lead to an endless cycle of stress and migraine pain. By finding ways to manage your stress, you may be able to reduce the number of migraine attacks you experience.

“Menstrual migraine” occurs only during your period due to the fluctuation in hormone levels. The rise and fall of estrogen and different hormonal phases during your lifetime, can trigger migraine attacks and intensify symptoms.

If you think your migraine attacks and your cycle are related, start a journal noting the timing and your symptoms to discuss with your doctor.

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