The 10 Most Common Causes of Migraines

If you have recently changed your medication and also recently started to suffer from migraines, there is a good chance that these events are connected. In particular, some sleeping pills and drugs used to treat high blood pressure can cause a range of different headaches, and painkiller overuse can eventually trigger migraines as well. If you suspect a connection, talk to your doctor about whether there is a similar drug that you can try (in case it does not have the same link with migraines).

  1. High blood pressure

High blood pressure itself can also trigger migraines or make existing headaches worse, though this trigger is relatively rate. Still, migraine sufferers should always stay on top of potential hypertension by going for regular blood pressure checks and exploring the possibility of a connection.

  1. Physical discomfort

Migraines can sometimes be triggered by tense posture (such as the type you may adopt when sitting at the computer for hours at a time), intense physical exercise or lifting lots of heavy items. If you think that physical stress could be a migraine trigger for you, try to be more cautious about stretching your muscles, easing into exercise and sitting properly.

  1. Alcohol

Finally, some migraine sufferers eventually cannot drink any alcohol because just one drink triggers a headache. For others, there is a need to cut out specific types of alcohol, most common cider or red wine. In addition, migraines can be caused by the dehydration that you experience after drinking too much, so always order a glass of water with your alcohol drinks.  By: Dr. E. C. Gordon