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Know Your Migraine Triggers

You feel the “aura” coming on.

The idea of getting a premonition before a headache may sound far-fetched or even supernatural to some. But if you've ever had a migraine, you likely know exactly what it means—the intense energy, fatigue, food cravings, and mood changes. You may even experience visual disturbances of flashing lights, zig-zag lines, or a temporary loss of vision. When you feel this "aura" coming on, you know what you're in for.


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Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS | Last Review Date:

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  1. Migraine Headaches: Ways to Deal with the Pain. American Academy of Family Physicians. http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/common/brain/disorders/127.printerview.html
  2. Migraine Information Page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. National Institutes of Health. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/migraine/migraine.htm
  3. Migraine. National Women’s Health Information Center. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.(http://www.womenshealth.gov/faq/migraine.cfm
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