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Migraine Headaches, Vision Effects (cont.)

Migraines and Vision Effects Causes

Nobody knows for sure how migraines are caused, although many contributing factors have been identified.

  • Family history
  • Stress
  • Too much or too little sleep
  • Medications - Vasodilators (drugs that make blood vessels widen), oral contraceptives (birth control pills)
  • Smoking
  • Foods and food additives - Alcohol, caffeine, chocolate, artificial sweeteners (aspartame, saccharin), monosodium glutamate (MSG), citrus fruits, meats with nitrites, salt
  • Foods containing tyramines - Aged cheese, yogurt, sour cream, chicken livers, sausages, bananas, avocados, canned figs, raisins, peanuts, soy sauce, pickled fish, freshly baked breads, pork, vinegars, beans
  • Exposure to bright or fluorescent lighting
  • Strong odors - Perfumes, colognes, petroleum-based products
  • Hormonal changes - Menstruation (common association), pregnancy, ovulation
  • Head trauma
  • Weather changes
  • Metabolic or infectious diseases
  • Physical exertion or fatigue
  • Motion sickness
  • Cold stimulus (eating ice cream)
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/4/2016
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