Migraine Triggers

Today at the World Migraine Summit we watched an excellent interview with Dr. Vincent Martin MD.

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Some enlightening answers to the following questions. His research can be found on PubMed.

The reduction in Oestragen being a major trigger along with decrease barometric pressure with precipitation for some or increase for others. Pressure changes in the cranial cavity and fluid if the brain are well known triggers. Hence headaches post Spinal tap. As Osteopaths here we spend a great deal of treatment time reducing the structural causes acting on this area.

• Why are migraine symptoms sometimes misconstrued as migraine triggers?

• Why does susceptibility to a trigger vary from day to day?

• How can menstrual migraine be prevented?

• What are repetition and avoidance theories, and how do they relate to managing triggers?

• Is there a migraine app that is best for determining whether a trigger is truly a trigger?

• What can be done to prevent migraine with barometric pressure changes?

• How can we manage odor and noise sensitivity in everyday life?

• How can the light sensitivity trigger be better managed?

• Does trigger sensitivity get worse with age?

Dr Vince Martin, MD is Director and Headache Specialist at the University of Cincinnati Headache and Facial Pain Center

He is the leading authority on weather and migraine. After graduating from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Dr. Martin completed a residency in internal medicine, followed by a fellowship in general internal medicine at UC. He is currently director of the Headache and Facial Pain Center at the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute, and has been professor of clinical medicine in the division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine since 2004. Dr. Martin is president of the Ohio Headache Association and the National Headache Foundation, and is also a fellow of the American Headache Society and the American College of Physicians.