Weather, Food, and More: The Truth About Triggers

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Key Questions
  • Why are migraine symptoms sometimes misconstrued as migraine triggers?
  • Why does susceptibility to a trigger vary from day to day?
  • How can menstrual migraine be prevented?
  • What are repetition and avoidance theories, and how do they relate to managing triggers?
  • Is there a migraine app that is best for determining whether a trigger is truly a trigger?
  • What can be done to prevent migraine with barometric pressure changes?
  • How can we manage odor and noise sensitivity in everyday life?
  • How can the light sensitivity trigger be better managed?
  • Does trigger sensitivity get worse with age?
Interview Notes
Vince Martin

Vince Martin, MD

Director and Headache Specialist
University of Cincinnati Headache and Facial Pain Center

Dr. Vincent Martin is the leading authority on weather and migraine. After graduating from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Dr. Martin completed a residency in internal medicine, followed by a fellowship in general internal medicine at UC. He is currently director of the Headache and Facial Pain Center at the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute, and has been professor of clinical medicine in the division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine since 2004. Dr. Martin is president of the Ohio Headache Association and the National Headache Foundation, and is also a fellow of the American Headache Society and the American College of Physicians.

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