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What do you think causes (or caused) your Migraine or makes it worse? For each cause or trigger listed below, check Y or N to indicate whether you think it either causes, caused or triggers your Migraine or makes it worse. Your responses are saved automatically.

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Carrying a heavy knapsack or baby sling on shoulders Y | N
MSG Y | N
Low blood sugar / Hypoglycemia (skipping meals or getting too hungry) Y | N
Stress Y | N
Hormone imbalance Y | N
Progesterone drop at end of cycle Y | N
Heat Y | N
Low Blood Pressure Y | N
Too much sleep Y | N
Not enough Sleep Y | N
Fluorescent lights Y | N
Exercise Y | N
Dehydration Y | N
Alcohol Y | N
Staring at a computer/screen too long Y | N
Bright sunlight / eyes not protected from sunlight Y | N
Watching a movie Y | N
Not enough exercise Y | N
Food triggers Y | N
Inhaling smoke and other strong odors Y | N
Short on oxygen / stuffy atmosphere Y | N
Bad pillows and mattresses Y | N
Low Estrogen Y | N
Shopping Y | N
Museums Y | N
High Blood Pressure Y | N
Low pressure systems Y | N
Change in barometric pressure Y | N
Boredom Y | N
Antiphospholipid Syndrome Y | N
Dairy Y | N
Aspartame Y | N
Exposure to nitrites (processed meats) Y | N
Citrus Y | N
Coffee / Caffeine Y | N
Onions Y | N
Loud and/or constant noise Y | N
Too much estrogen Y | N
Genetic Y | N
Incense Y | N
Splenda/Sucralose Y | N
Flashing lights/ strobe lights Y | N
Large groups of people Y | N
Strong emotions Y | N
Being out in windy weather Y | N
Perfume Y | N
Stress release Y | N
Combination of multiple triggers Y | N
Sugar or sweets Y | N
Menstrual Y | N
Wood smoke or forest fires Y | N
Cigarettes (1st or 2nd hand smoke) Y | N
Heavy lifting Y | N
Bending head down or looking down Y | N
Vehicle exhaust and other air pollution Y | N
PCOS (Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome) Y | N
Squeezing a deep pimple on forehead Y | N
Anxiety Y | N
Exposure to chemicals in new clothes Y | N
Humidity/rain Y | N
Tight muscles in cranial base Y | N
Neck/Back pain Y | N
High altitude / flying Y | N
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Y | N
Smell of food cooking Y | N
Autolyzed or hydrolyzed food additives Y | N
Malt products and biproducts Y | N
Disodium food additives: disodium guanylate, disodium insonate, etc. Y | N
Yeast Extract - autolyzed or regular Y | N
Stevia Y | N
Smell of gasoline Y | N
Chocolate Y | N
Eating chicken Y | N
CADASIL (Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy with Sub-cortical Infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy (Gene 19 NOTCH 3)) Genetic mutation Y | N
Perimenopause Y | N
Brain Surgery Y | N
Wine of any type, not just red wine Y | N
Weather change Y | N
Endometriosis Y | N
Watching TV or reading a book while in the "lawnchair" position Y | N
Driving Y | N
At salon tilting head back for shampoo Y | N
Smell of strong cleaning detergents Y | N
Eating Carbohydrates (cookies, donuts) right before bedtime Y | N
Sleep Apnea Y | N
Posture Y | N
Sitting too long without moving/stretching Y | N
Goat cheese Y | N
Orgasm Y | N
Corn (eating cornbread, corn chips, hominy, or corn grits) Y | N
Jetlag Y | N
Changes in Dairy intake - eating more or less cheese/butter than usual Y | N
Dentist office gases Y | N
Not eating enough before noon Y | N
IMAX/3-D movies Y | N
Getting a massage Y | N
Video games Y | N
Being in the car on bumpy roads Y | N
Environmental contaminants Y | N
Menopause Y | N
Gluten Y | N
Changes in wheat intake Y | N
Traveling Y | N
Air conditioning Y | N
Jaw clenching Y | N
Having to hurry Y | N
Caffeine withdrawal Y | N
Screaming Y | N
Stressful job Y | N
Autoimmune Disorder Y | N
Traumatic Brain Injury Y | N
Bananas Y | N
Shaking head rapidly Y | N
Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Y | N
Computer monitors(excessive use of) Y | N
Antipsychotic withdrawal Y | N
Strong sunshine behind partly open blinds Y | N
Too much exercise (running for more than two hours) Y | N
Large jump in temperature Y | N
Dental Work Y | N
Too many events occurring in a single day, and occurring in a row or almost at the same time Y | N
Nicotine withdrawal Y | N
Reflection on the road surface after a rain Y | N
Gas burning fireplace Y | N
Watching TV laying down Y | N
Bump head, like on cabinet Y | N
looking at strong light contrasts. person in front of a large bright window Y | N
Extreme frustration Y | N
High tension wires Y | N
Light reflections (glares, sunlight on water, etc.) Y | N
clattery noise- bad acoustics Y | N
anything with soy protein in it Y | N
flourescent lights Y | N
computer monitors with low refresh rates Y | N
computer monitors with low resolution Y | N
orange juice Y | N
apple juice Y | N
interrupted sleep Y | N
smell of tar Y | N
Changes in daily caffeine intake Y | N
red wine Y | N
Sinus pressure Y | N
Pizza Y | N
Aged cheese Y | N
Back workout Y | N
Bacon Y | N
Beer Y | N
Wheat beers Y | N
Excessive city walking Y | N
Chili Y | N
Excessive exposure to sunlight (such as being at the beach all day) Y | N
Fresh baked bread Y | N
Gin Y | N
Whiskey Y | N
Lasagna Y | N
Greek yogurt Y | N
Peanut Butter Y | N
Passanger in car Y | N
Reading or looking down in moving vehicle Y | N
Floral smells (flowers, hand soap, ect.) Y | N
Going too long between eating Y | N
Missing a meal Y | N
Crying Y | N
Too much chocolate Y | N
Old head injury Y | N
Hot Yoga Y | N
Relaxation after prolonged stress Y | N
dry wine Y | N
Lack of helminths Y | N
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS) Y | N
twice fermented wines (fermented with grape skins) Y | N
electrical noises, 60 cps Y | N
vermouth and flowery liquers Y | N
Onions and garlic Y | N
Inability for body to cool itself fast enough after exercise or exposure to hot environments Y | N
Corn and corn products Y | N
Foods with citric acid - lemons, limes, kiwi, pineapple, tomatoes, papaya - and citric acid the preservative (which is made from mold) Y | N
Champagne Y | N
Holding in anger Y | N
Constipation Y | N
CPAP Machine (Nasal Pillows) Y | N
Extreme Weather Changes Y | N
Too Many Carbs (Resukting in increased Insulin) Y | N
Tension Headache Y | N
Inability to focus due to conflicting or competing stimulus Y | N
Did not see "high cholesterol" Y | N
Driving with sunlight flickering between trees on side of road Y | N
Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL's) Y | N
Plasma televisions Y | N
Concussion (When I was 6 years old, a playmate hit me in the head with a hammer and I was briefly unconscious) Y | N
Electroconvulsive therapy Y | N
Changes in lithium levels Y | N
Minty odors Y | N
Quick movements Y | N
Eating Y | N
Vision Y | N
Hair pulled too tight in ponytail Y | N
Uncategorized (1)
Taking analgesics too frequently Y | N

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