Dealing With 10 Common Migraine Triggers

Do you suffer debilitating migraines like presidential candidate Michele Bachmann? Try these tips to avoid the most common triggers that set off a headache (11 Photos)

Heather M. Graham on Jul 21, 2011 at 3:01PM

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Dealing With 10 Common Migraine Triggers

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Monitor Your Meds

Any medication that dilates blood vessels, like hydralazine or loniten, can also trigger a migraine. Other medications that may act as a trigger include: Cimetidine, fenfluramine, indomethacin, nitroglycerine, nifedipine, theophylline, Reserpine-containing drugs and estrogen in hormone replacement therapy or birth control pills.

Talk to your doctor if you are taking one of these medications and you think it's causing migraines. He can suggest other medications with a similar therapeutic action that are less likely to instigate an attack.

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