every migraine sufferer has certain triggers that set off her attacks
that others don't have, one trigger seems to apply to almost everyone
with the condition. This primary trigger is stress.Fortunately,
it's one of the triggers that a person who, when properly equipped,
can adequately deal with.
Stress, of course,
leads not just to migraines. It's also linked with almost
every illness and affliction that people suffer from in the world
of the 21st century. It's an unavoidable fact of life that
everyone will suffer from a certain amount of life in any given
week and on any given day. You will never be able to completely
get rid of it. In fact, it's difficult to even reduce the
amount of stress you experience.However, it can be done--and for
migraine sufferers, it's essential that they learn how. This
will require that you learn how to manage everything in your daily
life, including stress related to your family, career and raising
So what are the
stresses that most often trigger migraines?
at Work. While everyone would love to have a stress-free
job, it probably doesn't exist.Whether you're the owner of the
business or the janitor or something in between, there will be
times that your job causes you stress.
Stress. This especially afflicts females, who often must
juggle several roles at once.As they tackle their jobs as wife,
mom and worker, the stress level rises.
Stress. When your bills start to pile up, or when you realize
that you're not making enough to make ends meet or to buy something
you want, this can negatively impact your stress level. In
fact, it's a fact that the number one stress on a marriage the
stress of finances--and this often leads to divorce.
Stress. There are many ways that raising kids can cause
you stress.Since moms usually stay at home to raise kids, this
affects female migraine sufferers more than male.However, as
the number of stay-at-home dads increases, more of them are suffering
from this stress and the resulting migraines as well.
are two emotional states that often increase the stress level
and thus increase migraines.One is depression. This condition
often reduces a person's body's ability to respond to medication
effectively. So if your migraine prescription isn't getting
the job done, it often is because of depression. This is
especially true for women, who seem to suffer more from depression. It's been determined that even moderate depression can reduce
the effectiveness of migraine medication and treatment methods
such as relaxation and biofeedback.
is another emotional state that can increase your stress level
and therefore migraines.Anxiety is just a state of tension or
nervousness that often occurs with no apparent reason. And
as with depression, it can keep your medicine from working well. It also sometimes increases the amount of pain that you
experience. Therefore, many migraine sufferers find it necessary
to treat not just the migraines, but also the anxiety, to get
maximum relief.To find out how to treat your headaches in conjunction
with anxiety and depression, talk with your doctor.