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      22285 N Pepper Rd,
      Suite 401
      Lake Barrington, IL 60010

      Migraine Triggers

      Migraine Triggers

      Migraines can be triggered by numerous factors. Alcohol, stress/anxiety, smoking, some odors such as perfumes, loud noises and bright lights may all trigger migraine. Migraine attacks may also be triggered by:

      • Caffeine withdrawal
      • Changes in hormone levels during a woman’s menstrual cycle or with the use of birth control pills
      • Changes in sleep patterns
      • Exercise or other physical stress
      • Missed meals
      • Smoking or exposure to smoke

      Migraine headaches can be triggered by certain foods. The most common are:

      • Processed, fermented, pickled, or marinated foods, as well as foods that contain monosodium glutamate (MSG)
      • Baked goods, chocolate, nuts, peanut butter, and dairy products
      • Foods containing tyramine, which includes red wine, aged cheese, smoked fish, chicken livers, figs, and certain beans
      • Fruits (avocado, banana, citrus fruit)
      • Meats containing nitrates (bacon, hot dogs, salami, cured meats)
      • Onions

      This list may not include all triggers!

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