Alexandra N, Actual Nurtec ODT Patient

Alexandra N

Actual Nurtec ODT Patient

Stress Triggers for Migraine

Breaking down common stress triggers

“Stress goes along with my job… which also means unwanted migraine pain! After speaking with my doctor about Nurtec ODT, I am able to get pain relief when a migraine attacks!”

Individual results may vary.

Patients were invited to share their experiences on Nurtec ODT.

All content was accurate at the time of publication.

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#2 Stress is the second most common trigger for migraine attacks, with weather being number one†

Based on a survey of 4330 migraine patients by Health Union, LLC 06/22/20 - 09/14/20.

How does stress trigger migraine?

Stress is a feeling that some are all too familiar with. If you have migraine, you may be among the nearly 70% of people whose migraine attacks are triggered by stress.

Constantly being stressed about when a migraine attack may strike, and pain causing stress, can lead to a never ending cycle of stress and migraine pain. If that wasn’t enough, you may experience a “let down” migraine after taking a weekend off, due to your body having a sudden drop in chronic stress.

Breaking the cycle by learning strategies to reduce stress may help you better manage your migraine attacks.

What are some ways to cope with stress?


If you find that stress has been triggering migraine attacks, talk to a doctor and start keeping a migraine journal.

This will put you on the right track to finding the appropriate medication for you.


Make a list of things that stress you out or cause tension.

Whether it be a messy living space or getting too many notifications on your phone, try to start actively reducing these stressors in your day-to-day life.


Start to integrate stress-relieving activities into your life.

Exercising, maintaining a consistent sleep schedule, relaxation, biofeedback therapy, and meditation are all great ways to manage stress.

Knowing Nurtec ODT can treat my migraine attacks, I can get back to my "to-do" list.

Amber M, Actual Nurtec ODT Patient

Amber M

Actual Nurtec ODT Patient

Individual results may vary.
Patients were invited to share their experiences on Nurtec ODT. All content was accurate at the time of publication.

Stress less about migraine triggers by talking to your doctor about migraine treatment.

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*Eligible commercially insured patients can, for one time only, access Nurtec ODT at no cost while benefits are being verified for one prescription fill, with a maximum of 16 tablets total. Insurance coverage must be approved by the payor for patients to continue receiving Nurtec ODT with no out-of-pocket cost. No membership fees. Only available for commercially insured patients. This is not health insurance. Maximum annual benefit of $7,000 applies. The full terms and conditions can be accessed at