Migraine management

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Migraine management tip: Avoid migraine triggers

Living with migraine isn’t easy, but once you know what your triggers are it may be easier for you to avoid them. Trigger avoidance can become part of everyday life to help improve your migraine management.

It’s really worth speaking up and letting those around you know how important it is that you live as many days migraine-free as possible, including the steps you need to take, and how they could provide support with your migraine management.

You may not be able to control every attack. However, with careful tracking of triggers and managing your migraine, you may be able to help reduce the number of migraine attacks you experience.

Migraine management tip: Manage your triggers

You may be able to reduce the number of attacks you experience by identifying and avoiding your triggers,1 or at least predict when a migraine attack may be likely to occur. However, it’s important to remember that triggers do not always cause migraine and it’s unlikely you will be able to get rid of migraine attacks completely.

One easy and important way to help improve migraine management is to have a healthy lifestyle: regular exercise, sleep and meals, plus staying well hydrated. These factors can all help to improve migraine management and offer plenty of other health benefits too.2

Migraine management tip: Get help with managing migraine

Helping friends and family understand the impact of migraine on your life can be difficult. Professor Sabina Brennan, a psychologist specializing in brain health from Trinity College Dublin, recommends discussing migraine openly and honestly so you can be supported to improve migraine management both at home and work.

Sharing your story and how you experience your migraine symptoms is an important step to getting the help you need for better migraine management.

It is also important to talk to your doctor to find ways and treatment options to get the help you need to improve your migraine management.


  1. The Migraine Association of Ireland. http://www.migraine.ie/migraine-triggers/ [Last accessed: June 2021]
  2. NHS Choices. Migraine. http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Migraine/Pages/Introduction.aspx [Last accessed: June 2021]
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