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How Can You Relieve Migraine?

You cannot change the nervous system you have inherited from your parents. But you may be able to prevent migraine attacks from being triggered. By keeping a diary, some have been able to identify certain foods or circumstances that provoke attacks. Each persons case is different. Lorraine discovered six months ago that her migraine attacks matched her monthly cycle. Around mid-cycle, she says, any excess activity or stimulushard work, heat or cold, loud noise, even spicy foodwould bring on a migraine attack. So I aim for calm and moderation during this time. Joyce, who has endured migraine attacks for more than 60 years, states, I have found that oranges, pineapples, and red wine immediately provoke a migraine attack, so I avoid them. Identifying triggers is not easy because several factors usually combine to produce an attack. For example, on one occasion you may eat chocolate with no ill effect, but at another time it gives you migraine, perhaps because of an additional contributing factor. Even if you are unable to identify or avoid things that trigger your migraine, there are other ways to reduce the possibility of an attack. Experts recommend trying to maintain a regular pattern of sleep seven days a week. If you want to sleep later on the weekend, they recommend that you get up at the usual time, do something for a few minutes, and then return to bed. A change in caffeine consumption can trigger a migraine, so try limiting yourself to two cups of coffee or two cola drinks per day. Since hunger can provoke migraine, avoid skipping meals. Stress, so often a factor in migraine, is not easy to avoid, but you may be able to find ways to relax, perhaps by adjusting your schedule, reading the Bible, or listening to soft music.

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