through medication or a change of lifestyle, there are several things
a person can do that will help to reduce the severity and number
of migraines that they experience. Hopefully you'll find some
suggestions in this article that will help you.
first key to preventing migraines is to learn what your triggers
are. Once you recognize the times that your migraines occur
and the factors that are probably setting them in motion, you'll
be well on your way to developing a strategy to combat them. Unfortunately,
triggers differ from one person to another.However, with some careful
consideration, you can narrow down what's triggering them in your
you've learned what your triggers are and you perceive that these
triggers are warning you of an oncoming migraine, it's take to take
action. You're going to have the best success at preventing
the migraine if you do something before it has fully begun. So
when you detect the trigger in motion, that's the time to start
taking / administering any medication you might be using.
migraines are caused by the lifestyle the person leads. Some
common lifestyle causes are stress, too much caffeine, lack of sleep,
too much sleep, and nicotine. Also, for women, the menstrual
cycle can trigger a migraine. Some other factors, for either
males or females, include depression, dieting, alcohol, bright lights,
certain foods, and even certain smells.
method that some people adopt to prevent migraines is to keep a
migraine diary. In the diary, the migraine sufferer documents
when attacks occur and what triggers led up to this migraine occurring.This often helps detect patterns in the triggers, alerting you to
when medication or other strategies should be taken, to avoid a
full-blown migraine attack.
medications are known to help prevent migraines. They are,
however, meant to be taken before the start of the migraine. The
newest one approved by the FDA is Topamax (generic: topiramate). It's been quite successful in treating migraines.
other methods of preventing migraines which don't involve drugs
include adopting stress management / relaxation techniques and learning
how to control our body's blood vessels.
Also, according to recent studies, doses of Vitamin B2 or riboflavin
can help with preventing migraines, as can magnesium. If a
person takes these supplements, he or she might have to wait up
to three months before seeing any improvement.
preventing migraines is not all about what you put in your body. Exercise is also known to help. Migraine sufferers are
advised to exercise regularly. Aerobic exercise does a good
job at reducing tension, and as a result, can be helpful at preventing
migraines. With a doctor's approval, the migraine sufferer
can try any of a number of activities, including walking, cycling
or swimming. However, the migraine sufferer should be especially
careful to warm up first and not to over-exert him or herself.Otherwise,
they could actually aggravate the headaches rather than prevent
them. For more instructions on preventing migraines, speak
with your doctor.