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HEALTH NEWS YOU CAN USE: 43 Surprising Headache Triggers

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Pickles, perfume, pain medication? These are just a few of the unexpected everyday things that can cause headaches.

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James Merit (144)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 4:49 pm
Ty Cal for info!!

Cathe romano (52)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 6:48 pm
Noted & shared

Kit B (276)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 7:39 pm

Actually sleeping in cold, very cold room helps my headaches. The list is all to familiar. Thanks Cal.

Sheila D (28)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 9:16 pm
Seems like some of these things work both ways. I agree with Kit B; sleeping in a cold room helps my headaches. Eating some nuts are helpful, others not so much. Thanks for the article, Cal. Good to know.

Susanne R (235)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 11:24 pm
Wine gives me a wicked headache, and I've even gotten headaches after drinking a glass of beer. Needless to say, I rarely drink. I like the depictions of the "headache makers" that accompany the article! Thanks for posting this, Cal.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 3:15 am
For me, it's Ampyra. But vitamin D deficiency also worked as a great trigger for me also.

Ada P (25)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 4:28 am
it's just every person has their own trigger.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 4:42 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 4:58 am
Best not to live then LOL

Sheryl G (360)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 5:10 am
My husbands Mother use to get a lot of headaches and he did as well, now I notice my daughter is also prone to headaches so I think there is some hereditary factor in there as well.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 6:49 am
Reading through the thousands of bizarre-unjust and downright cruel Care2 posts can give a headache or 2. Thanks

. (0)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 7:18 am
Very interesting triggers. Thanks for sharing, Cal.

Carmen S (611)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 11:44 am
Thanks for sharing this Cal, many of the items on the list have caused me to have a headache.

. (0)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 11:49 am
Very interesting-thanks. Chocolate, triggers headaches for my brother;as a child, they were migranes.

Sheila D (194)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 12:16 pm
Maybe now those of you who don't get migraines can understand why it can be a lengthy process of elimination to find why we sufferrs get these devastating headaches. Each person reacts to different triggers, or combo thereof. A headache is Not the same as a migraine...headaches go away, but migraines can last days if untreated. Thank you for the info.

S S (0)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 12:57 pm
Thank you.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 3:03 pm
saved the article; tnx Cal
Sauna & cold showers & Sauna & rapid swim in cold enough! water might help... & drinking enough (cold) water

not talking ab migrain-suffering-people, No.

Ann B (60)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 4:30 pm
thanks for sharing

Lona G (79)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 2:18 pm
I0m afraid I'm not going to note this article as it has very little use.
The article gave "a summary of the most common triggers for migraine, cluster, rebound and tension headaches".
However, these four types of headaches are completely different from each other in physiological origin, aetiology, frequency, duration and so on. And they also differ in what triggers them.

Summarily these headaches are described as follows:
- Migraine is a very painful, (often) pulsating headache believed to be linked to contacting and dilating blood vessels in the head. It may occur on one side and of the head, may involve extreme sensitivity to light or sound, and may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting.
- Cluster headache is known for its immense degree of debilitating sharp pain that is almost always on only one side of the head. It is thought to stem from a neurological disorder and usually occurs in a number of attacks quickly following each other (clusters).
- Rebound headaches are headaches that are induced by an overuse of (pain)medication to relieve the headache
- Tension headaches are thought to be caused by prolonged contraction of the muscles of the head, neck and shoulders. They typically feel like a very tight band around the head, may occur on a daily basis with a headache free start and a headache building up In the course of the day.
- The combination headache (not mentioned here) may express as a mixture or a cycle of headaches where the pain of a migraine leads to muscle tension and a tension headache or a tension headache which triggers a migraine.

Being so very different in origin, these headaches also have different triggers and causes, the most prominent cause for rebound headache being overuse of medication and that of tension headache that of muscle tension. Giving 43 reasons for these different headaches without making it clear which cause is related to which headache is IMO a useless exercise.


Sergio Padilla (65)
Friday August 30, 2013, 6:09 pm
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