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A 30-year-old member asked:

what can be done to prevent migraine headaches?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jason Black
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Avoid triggers: Migraines are often triggered by various things such as certain foods or smells, allergies, medications, etc. Identifying and avoiding triggers is the best prevention. Alternatively, there are a number of medications available from your primary doctor that can help prevent migraines.
Dr. Michael Teitelbaum
Dentistry 32 years experience
Cut triggers &Trtmnt: Try to kkeep a diary of *everything* you do, eat, go & a diary of headaches (when they start, where they are, how long they last, where you were) hopefully, you'll find a pattern. You can also look into "cryotron" treatment with cold which prevents migraines from coming back in many cases.

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A 30-year-old female asked:

Where i work, i go into the freezer 0 dregrees. If i'm in the more than two minutes, i get a migraine. What's the cause of this? How can I prevent it?

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Dr. Cesar Sturla
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Avoidance: There are many triggers for migraines. Some simple and others more difficult to discern. There are medications to avert migraines, you can try them if you cannot avoid the freezer at work. Also check your vitamin d 25 (oh).

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