Triggers for migraines
Certain Drinks and Foods . Alcohol and excess caffeine can trigger migraines.
Stress triggers migraines. Stress includes feeling overwhelmed at home or work. But you can also become stressed by exercising too much or not getting enough sleep.
Senses: Loud sounds, bright lights , or strong smells may trigger migraines.
Hormonal changes. Fluctuations in estrogen, such as around menstrual periods, pregnancy and menopause can worsen migraines.
Illness. Infections, such as the cold or the flu, may trigger migraines, especially in children.
Weather changes. A change of weather or barometric pressure can prompt a migraine.
Medications. Some medications, including oral contraceptives, can trigger migraines