3 Tips for Managing Migraines

By Woman's Day Staff
3 Tips for Managing Migraines3 Tips for Managing Migraines

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Having certain inherited genetic mutations increases your risk of getting migraines by up to 15%, according to a recent study from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard of more than 5,000 women. If you're already having bad headaches, you may want to consider:

1. Visiting a headache specialist. She can figure out if you're actually having migraines and prescribe medication that can help. Go to the National Headache Foundation's website- headaches.org-to find one in your area. (You may need to first get a referral from your primary care doctor.)

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2. Asking your doc about magnesium supplements. Research has shown that people who take 600 mg a day have fewer migraine attacks.

3. Keeping a headache diary to help pinpoint triggers.Whenever you have a headache, jot down what you ate, and other possible triggers, like stress or lack of sleep.

Article originally appeared on WomansDay.com.

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