Some of these tips might enable you to manage headache occurrences better.
EARLY WARNING SIGNS
Just prior to a headache there are early warning signs of its onset. If you can recognize early warning signs in yourself and immediately take your medication, you may reduce headache intensity and shorten its duration. Some early warning signs are listed below.
Life styles are often associated with the cause of the headache. These triggering factors can cause headache and if recognized and avoided might stop the impending headache. The list below gives some headache triggering factors.
Foods are also implicated in the cause of headache. From previous experience with headaches, you may already suspect which foods are triggers for you. Here is a list of common foods that may provoke headaches.
|aged cheese||Cheddar, brick, Mozzarella, Gruyere, Stilton, Brie, Camembert, Boursault|
|alcohol||beer, wine (especially red), liquor|
|caffeine||coffee, tea, cola, certain over-the-counter analgesics and other medications|
|chocolate||sweets, foods, drinks|
|concentrated sugar||sweets, cookies, cake|
|dairy products||milk, ice cream, yogurt, cream, cheeses (aged)|
|fermented pickled foods||herring, sour cream, yogurt, vinegar, marinated meats (cold cuts)|
|fruits||bananas, plantain, avocado, figs, passion fruit, raisins, pineapple, oranges, and most citrus|
|meats with nitrates||bologna, hot dogs, pepperoni, salami, pastrami, bacon, sausages, canned ham, corned beef, smoked fish|
|Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)||Chinese food, Accent, Lawry's Seasonal Salt, instant foods such as canned soup, TV dinner, processed meats, roasted nuts, potato chips|
|Nutrasweet/saccharin||soft drinks, diet foods|
|sulfites||salad bars, shrimp, soft drinks, certain wines|
|vegetables||onions, pods of broad beans (lima, new), pea pods, nuts, peanuts|
|yeast products||yeast extracts- fresh breads, raised coffee cakes, doughnuts|