There are many things that can trigger a migraine. Knowing your triggers can help to reduce the frequency of your attacks, leading to an easier journey in life. Some triggers are easier to avoid, such as red wine or chocolate, whilst others might be harder to avoid, such as stress or hormones. If you are unsure what might be triggering your migraines, keeping a headache journal can be useful. 


  • Missed, delayed or inadequate meals
  • Chocolate
  • Alcohol, particularly red wine
  • Age cheeses
  • Caffeine withdrawal
  • Dehydration


  • Bright lights
  • Loud sounds
  • Strong smells
  • Weather changes
  • Travel (high altitudes, travel stress)

Physical and emotional triggers:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Illness
  • Lack of or too much sleep
  • Poor posture
  • Sore back or neck


  • Menstruation
  • Ovulation
  • Oral constraceptives
  • Menopause
  • Pregnancy

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