Tips to Manage your Migraine

If you suffer from migraines, you'll try anything to ward off an attack. We've got a few simple tips that might make a difference.

Look out for warning signs

Recognising warning signs before an attack can be difficult, since migraines vary from person to person and these feelings may not be specific to migraines. They may include:

  • A change in mood
  • Tiredness
  • Hyperactivity
  • Food cravings

Recognising these signs may help in taking appropriate precautionary measures, which may include the following:

  • Being prepared – make sure you always keep your medication with you.
  • Sleeping – disruption to a regular sleeping pattern has been identified as a key trigger for many sufferers, so avoid late nights.
  • Avoiding migraine triggers – Always bear in mind your triggers, such as foods. Chocolate, aged cheeses, and red wine can all prompt a migraine (see Migraine Triggers for more examples).
  • Avoiding irregular eating patterns – Hunger can make you more susceptible to an attack, so remember irregular eating patterns are strong migraine triggers.
  • Staying hydrated – Drink plenty of water as dehydration can cause or make your migraine worse.

Some of these include lifestyle changes, which may be difficult for a number of reasons:

  • Routines are difficult to break
  • Changes are more difficult if other people are involved
  • Major changes take time, effort and support


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