Anyone who has had a migraine in their life, knows what real pain is. If you have a migraine, it is impossible to function normally. Even painkillers and a darkened room don't always bring relief. Fortunately, in most cases there are many things you can do to prevent these.
Avoid eating certain foods, such as cheese, chocolate, soya sauce, yeast extracts, certain citrus fruits and foods that contain artificial colourants or monosodium glutomate; steer clear of alcohol, especially red wine; check when attacks occur – if it is during your premenstrual phase, check with your gynaecologist whether you might have to change the pill you're on; get regular sleep and find a de-stressing technique that works for you; missing out on your regular cup of tea or coffee could trigger an attack; get a painkiller from your doctor rather than dosing yourself with over-the-counter medication – and have your blood pressure checked while you're there; avoid bright or flickering lights, as these are known to trigger attacks in certain people.
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