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Managing migraines

If you have ever suffered from a migraine, you know how awful it can be. I want to let you know that migraines are fairly common.  The Centers for Disease Control reports that more than 20 percent of women surveyed said they had suffered from a migraine or severe headache in the last three months and 10 percent of men. And, it is estimated that up to4% of the world’s population suffers from headaches for at least fifteen days of a given month.You might avoid getting them, if you can figure out what might be causing them. Have you noticed that certain foods or drinks trigger your migraines? Have your sleep patterns changed or are you experiencing more stress than normal? Medications, especially those containing estrogen, can cause migraines.  Bright lights or noises could be other triggers.

Once you know you are prone to migraines, there are two routes to go to help manage them medically. You can use pain medication after their onset. Or, you can use of preventative medications. If you are suffering from migraines you should talk to your doctor to discuss medication options and their possible side effects as well as strategies to prevent migraines from happening in the first place.Don’t let migraines control your life. Learn your triggers and learn how to manage them.


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