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Migraine (9,196 members)

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Symptoms|Treatments|Side effects|Causes

cause% of members (num votes)
Stress
85% (1,504)
Not enough Sleep
73% (1,440)
Dehydration
66% (1,370)
Change in barometric pressure
62% (1,440)
Bright sunlight / eyes not protected from sunlight
62% (1,378)
Combination of multiple triggers
61% (1,245)
Fluorescent lights
57% (1,345)
Inhaling smoke and other strong odors
57% (1,340)
Flashing lights/ strobe lights
57% (1,277)
Staring at a computer/screen too long
55% (1,370)
Neck/Back pain
57% (1,240)
Low blood sugar / Hypoglycemia (skipping meals or getting too hungry)
53% (1,407)
Weather change
55% (1,150)
Menstrual
53% (1,242)
Food triggers
51% (1,357)
Perfume
52% (1,242)
Tight muscles in cranial base
52% (1,215)
Strong emotions
50% (1,240)
Anxiety
50% (1,210)
Alcohol
48% (1,384)
Loud and/or constant noise
49% (1,255)
Hormone imbalance
48% (1,334)
Heat
47% (1,319)
Too much sleep
42% (1,340)
Cigarettes (1st or 2nd hand smoke)
42% (1,204)
Stressful job
49% (762)
Progesterone drop at end of cycle
39% (1,311)
Low pressure systems
39% (1,217)
Caffeine withdrawal
46% (809)
MSG
37% (1,319)
Short on oxygen / stuffy atmosphere
36% (1,282)
Exercise
34% (1,305)
Genetic
35% (1,243)
Stress release
35% (1,186)
Vehicle exhaust and other air pollution
35% (1,161)
Wine of any type, not just red wine
35% (1,074)
Humidity/rain
33% (1,151)
Bad pillows and mattresses
31% (1,263)
Incense
32% (1,179)
Jaw clenching
37% (855)
Bending head down or looking down
32% (1,157)
Not enough exercise
30% (1,253)
Large groups of people
30% (1,188)
Exposure to nitrites (processed meats)
29% (1,206)
Smell of strong cleaning detergents
31% (1,020)
Aspartame
28% (1,192)
Posture
31% (898)
Jetlag
30% (946)
Computer monitors(excessive use of)
38% (549)
High altitude / flying
26% (1,143)
Not eating enough before noon
29% (898)
Being out in windy weather
25% (1,184)
Taking analgesics too frequently
26% (1,062)
Low Estrogen
25% (1,232)
Strong sunshine behind partly open blinds
37% (525)
flourescent lights
48% (336)
Carrying a heavy knapsack or baby sling on shoulders
24% (1,260)
interrupted sleep
46% (334)
Sitting too long without moving/stretching
26% (944)
Smell of gasoline
24% (1,088)
red wine
49% (289)
Traveling
26% (833)
Too many events occurring in a single day, and occurring in a row or almost at the same time
36% (437)
Shopping
22% (1,245)
Light reflections (glares, sunlight on water, etc.)
42% (337)
Watching a movie
21% (1,256)
Going too long between eating
53% (239)
Having to hurry
24% (824)
IMAX/3-D movies
23% (877)
Wood smoke or forest fires
20% (1,153)
looking at strong light contrasts. person in front of a large bright window
37% (366)
Sinus pressure
47% (255)
Chocolate
20% (1,084)
Coffee / Caffeine
19% (1,230)
Large jump in temperature
31% (452)
Splenda/Sucralose
19% (1,163)
Environmental contaminants
21% (838)
Too much estrogen
19% (1,155)
Low Blood Pressure
18% (1,237)
Excessive exposure to sunlight (such as being at the beach all day)
46% (237)
Exposure to chemicals in new clothes
18% (1,140)
Heavy lifting
18% (1,142)
Extreme frustration
32% (368)
Crying
43% (237)
Missing a meal
42% (238)
Being in the car on bumpy roads
19% (876)
Shaking head rapidly
24% (558)
Driving
18% (997)
Changes in daily caffeine intake
35% (300)
Screaming
20% (716)
At salon tilting head back for shampoo
17% (984)
Sugar or sweets
16% (1,153)
Perimenopause
18% (706)
clattery noise- bad acoustics
28% (326)
Video games
16% (860)
High Blood Pressure
14% (1,202)
Autolyzed or hydrolyzed food additives
14% (1,057)
Watching TV or reading a book while in the "lawnchair" position
14% (995)
Too much exercise (running for more than two hours)
20% (473)
Reflection on the road surface after a rain
22% (413)
Air conditioning
15% (825)
Smell of food cooking
13% (1,086)
Menopause
14% (707)
computer monitors with low refresh rates
23% (319)
Onions
11% (1,183)
Disodium food additives: disodium guanylate, disodium insonate, etc.
11% (1,047)
Reading or looking down in moving vehicle
27% (226)
Orgasm
11% (947)
Sleep Apnea
11% (968)
Dairy
10% (1,174)
computer monitors with low resolution
20% (318)
Malt products and biproducts
10% (1,062)
Autoimmune Disorder
12% (664)
Citrus
9% (1,181)
Beer
24% (229)
smell of tar
19% (309)
Bump head, like on cabinet
17% (364)
Yeast Extract - autolyzed or regular
9% (1,054)
Wheat beers
22% (228)
Tension Headache
73% (56)
Gluten
9% (826)
Floral smells (flowers, hand soap, ect.)
21% (222)
Too much chocolate
21% (217)
Whiskey
20% (226)
Changes in wheat intake
9% (810)
Dental Work
20% (196)
Dentist office gases
8% (873)
Aged cheese
18% (231)
Gin
18% (224)
Getting a massage
8% (867)
dry wine
23% (162)
Museums
6% (1,219)
Extreme Weather Changes
54% (57)
Changes in Dairy intake - eating more or less cheese/butter than usual
7% (860)
Watching TV laying down
11% (368)
Champagne
30% (103)
Holding in anger
37% (81)
Endometriosis
6% (995)
PCOS (Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome)
6% (1,126)
Boredom
5% (1,187)
Inability for body to cool itself fast enough after exercise or exposure to hot environments
22% (132)
Eating Carbohydrates (cookies, donuts) right before bedtime
6% (1,023)
Bananas
7% (578)
Relaxation after prolonged stress
17% (172)
Passanger in car
14% (217)
Corn (eating cornbread, corn chips, hominy, or corn grits)
5% (928)
orange juice
9% (321)
Traumatic Brain Injury
6% (591)
Stevia
5% (1,050)
Hot Yoga
14% (172)
twice fermented wines (fermented with grape skins)
15% (143)
Gas burning fireplace
7% (400)
vermouth and flowery liquers
15% (137)
Goat cheese
4% (950)
Old head injury
11% (176)
Bacon
9% (224)
anything with soy protein in it
7% (317)
Excessive city walking
9% (222)
Squeezing a deep pimple on forehead
3% (1,131)
Nicotine withdrawal
5% (407)
Constipation
22% (58)
Driving with sunlight flickering between trees on side of road
40% (30)
Back workout
7% (224)
electrical noises, 60 cps
10% (135)
Pizza
6% (225)
Peanut Butter
6% (224)
apple juice
5% (314)
Eating chicken
2% (1,113)
Corn and corn products
9% (131)
Onions and garlic
9% (130)
Brain Surgery
2% (1,018)
Lasagna
6% (223)
Greek yogurt
6% (224)
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
2% (1,071)
Foods with citric acid - lemons, limes, kiwi, pineapple, tomatoes, papaya - and citric acid the preservative (which is made from mold)
8% (132)
Inability to focus due to conflicting or competing stimulus
21% (43)
Antipsychotic withdrawal
3% (508)
Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL's)
31% (26)
Chili
5% (221)
High tension wires
3% (339)
Fresh baked bread
4% (224)
Too Many Carbs (Resukting in increased Insulin)
13% (53)
Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
2% (523)
Antiphospholipid Syndrome
1% (1,137)
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS)
3% (154)
Concussion (When I was 6 years old, a playmate hit me in the head with a hammer and I was briefly unconscious)
14% (21)
CADASIL (Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy with Sub-cortical Infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy (Gene 19 NOTCH 3)) Genetic mutation
1% (1,020)
Lack of helminths
2% (157)
Eating
14% (14)
Quick movements
14% (14)
Vision
15% (13)
Hair pulled too tight in ponytail
67% (3)
Minty odors
14% (14)
Changes in lithium levels
8% (13)
Electroconvulsive therapy
8% (13)
CPAP Machine (Nasal Pillows)
2% (50)
Plasma televisions
4% (26)
Did not see "high cholesterol"
0% (27)

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