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Visual Migraine Language™

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To help you understand which factors can affect your condition, we developed a daily questionnaire in collaboration with world leading specialists. You can also add all your suspected factors.

 Migraine

Migraine

 Measurement of migraine Measurement of migraine
 Measurement of migraine Measurement of migraine   Start time of headache Start time of headache This icon refers to the start time of your headache, or the wakie up time if you woke up with a headache. This icon refers to the start time of your headache, or the wakie up time if you woke up with a headache.   Ongoing headache Ongoing headache If a user starts entering a headache while it is still ongoing, we capture its duration at a later stage. This icon represents our question about whether the headache was ongoing at the time of input. If a user starts entering a headache while it is still ongoing, we capture its duration at a later stage. This icon represents our question about whether the headache was ongoing at the time of input.   Stop time of headache Stop time of headache This is the time when your headache completely resolve, or the time you went to sleep with your headache still present. Duration is one of the features is factored to separate migraines from other headaches. This is the time when your headache completely resolve, or the time you went to sleep with your headache still present. Duration is one of the features is factored to separate migraines from other headaches.   Peak severity Peak severity Maximum level of pain for the headache or migraine. Maximum level of pain for the headache or migraine.   Pain location Pain location Location of the pain is used to separate migraines from other headaches. Location of the pain is used to separate migraines from other headaches.   Type of pain Type of pain The nature of pain is used to separate migraines from other headaches. The nature of pain is used to separate migraines from other headaches.   Multiple headaches Multiple headaches People with certain types of headache report more than one headache in a day. People with certain types of headache report more than one headache in a day.   Multiple headaches number Multiple headaches number People with certain types of headache report more than one headache in a day. People with certain types of headache report more than one headache in a day.
 Symptoms Symptoms
 Symptoms Symptoms   Activity aggravation Activity aggravation A headache that worsens with activity which is represented by this pictogram; this is a trait that migraines often have. A headache that worsens with activity which is represented by this pictogram; this is a trait that migraines often have.   Nausea or vomiting Nausea or vomiting Nausea or vomiting took place during a headache, which can be a differentiating symptom for migraine. Nausea or vomiting took place during a headache, which can be a differentiating symptom for migraine.   Light sensitivity Light sensitivity Prior to or during migraine attacks many people are much more sensitive than usual to bright light: bright light makes the pain worse. Being in a room may help reduce the pain. Prior to or during migraine attacks many people are much more sensitive than usual to bright light: bright light makes the pain worse. Being in a room may help reduce the pain.   Noise sensitivity Noise sensitivity Prior to or during migraine attacks many people are much more sensitive than usual to noise; even moderate noise makes the pain worse. Being in a quiet room may help reduce the pain. Prior to or during migraine attacks many people are much more sensitive than usual to noise; even moderate noise makes the pain worse. Being in a quiet room may help reduce the pain.   Aura Aura Aura ocurred for this headache. Aura are specific symptoms that occur just before the pain of a migraine attack, usually taking 5-20 minutes to develop and lasting less than 60 minutes. Aura includes strange sensations which are often, but not always, visual such as: blind spots, blindness in half of your visual field in one or both eyes, seeing zigzag patterns, seeing flashing lights, skin prickling, feeling of weakness, hallucinations (seeing things that aren't really there). Although they may be alarming, aura are not dangerous. Aura ocurred for this headache. Aura are specific symptoms that occur just before the pain of a migraine attack, usually taking 5-20 minutes to develop and lasting less than 60 minutes. Aura includes strange sensations which are often, but not always, visual such as: blind spots, blindness in half of your visual field in one or both eyes, seeing zigzag patterns, seeing flashing lights, skin prickling, feeling of weakness, hallucinations (seeing things that aren't really there). Although they may be alarming, aura are not dangerous.   Physician visit Physician visit Today's headache lead to a physician visit (primary or neurologist) - ER visits are considered through a different icon. Today's headache lead to a physician visit (primary or neurologist) - ER visits are considered through a different icon.   ER visit ER visit Headache forced you to visit the Emergency Room. Headache forced you to visit the Emergency Room.
 Factors

Factors

 Emotional female Emotional female
 Emotional female Emotional female   Stress Stress Level of stress. For some people prolonged stress can trigger attacks, for others the let down from stress (e.g. at weekends or start of holidays) can trigger attacks. Level of stress. For some people prolonged stress can trigger attacks, for others the let down from stress (e.g. at weekends or start of holidays) can trigger attacks.   Anxiety Anxiety Level of anxiety, to work out what 'mood patterns' may be linked to your migraine attacks. Level of anxiety, to work out what 'mood patterns' may be linked to your migraine attacks.   Irritability Irritability Level of irritability, to work out what 'mood patterns' may be linked to your migraine attacks. Level of irritability, to work out what 'mood patterns' may be linked to your migraine attacks.   Happiness Happiness Level of happiness, to work out what 'mood patterns' may be linked to your migraine attacks. Level of happiness, to work out what 'mood patterns' may be linked to your migraine attacks.   Sadness Sadness Level of sadness, to work out what 'mood patterns' may be linked to your migraine attacks. Level of sadness, to work out what 'mood patterns' may be linked to your migraine attacks.   Angriness Angriness Level of angriness, to work out what 'mood patterns' may be linked to your migraine attacks. Level of angriness, to work out what 'mood patterns' may be linked to your migraine attacks.   Boredom Boredom Level of boredom, to work out what 'mood patterns' may be linked to your migraine attacks. Level of boredom, to work out what 'mood patterns' may be linked to your migraine attacks.   Relaxation Relaxation Level of relaxedness, to work out what 'mood patterns' may be linked to your migraine attacks. Level of relaxedness, to work out what 'mood patterns' may be linked to your migraine attacks.
 Emotional male Emotional male
 Emotional male Emotional male   Stress Stress Level of stress. For some people prolonged stress can trigger attacks, for others the let down from stress (e.g. at weekends or start of holidays) can trigger attacks. Level of stress. For some people prolonged stress can trigger attacks, for others the let down from stress (e.g. at weekends or start of holidays) can trigger attacks.   Anxiety Anxiety Level of anxiety, to work out what 'mood patterns' may be linked to your migraine attacks. Level of anxiety, to work out what 'mood patterns' may be linked to your migraine attacks.   Irritability Irritability Level of irritability, to work out what 'mood patterns' may be linked to your migraine attacks. Level of irritability, to work out what 'mood patterns' may be linked to your migraine attacks.   Happiness Happiness Level of happiness, to work out what 'mood patterns' may be linked to your migraine attacks. Level of happiness, to work out what 'mood patterns' may be linked to your migraine attacks.   Sadness Sadness Level of sadness, to work out what 'mood patterns' may be linked to your migraine attacks. Level of sadness, to work out what 'mood patterns' may be linked to your migraine attacks.   Angriness Angriness Level of angriness, to work out what 'mood patterns' may be linked to your migraine attacks. Level of angriness, to work out what 'mood patterns' may be linked to your migraine attacks.   Boredom Boredom Level of boredom, to work out what 'mood patterns' may be linked to your migraine attacks. Level of boredom, to work out what 'mood patterns' may be linked to your migraine attacks.   Relaxation Relaxation Level of relaxedness, to work out what 'mood patterns' may be linked to your migraine attacks. Level of relaxedness, to work out what 'mood patterns' may be linked to your migraine attacks.
 Sleep Sleep
 Sleep Sleep   Sleep duration Sleep duration Sleep duration. The amount of sleep that individuals require is very variable. It is thought that less sleep than usual, and in some people more than usual, triggers migraine attacks, so we ask you to record how much sleep you have each night. Sleep duration. The amount of sleep that individuals require is very variable. It is thought that less sleep than usual, and in some people more than usual, triggers migraine attacks, so we ask you to record how much sleep you have each night.   Sleep quality Sleep quality Sleep quality. As well as amount, the quality of your sleep may be important, so we ask you to rate your sleep quality. Sleep quality. As well as amount, the quality of your sleep may be important, so we ask you to rate your sleep quality.   Wake refreshed Wake refreshed The amount of sleep that individuals require is extremely variable. It is thought that less sleep than usual, and in some people more sleep than usual, triggers migraine attacks. The amount of sleep that individuals require is extremely variable. It is thought that less sleep than usual, and in some people more sleep than usual, triggers migraine attacks.   Tiredness / fatigue Tiredness / fatigue Feeling more tired and lifeless (fatigued) than usual may be a sign of a developing migraine attack in some people and/or a symptom of an attack in others. Feeling more tired and lifeless (fatigued) than usual may be a sign of a developing migraine attack in some people and/or a symptom of an attack in others.   Yawning Yawning Excessive yawning may be a warning sign of an attack so we track it to see if it truly precedes a migraine in you. Excessive yawning may be a warning sign of an attack so we track it to see if it truly precedes a migraine in you.
 Lifestyle Habits (Activity) Lifestyle Habits (Activity)
 Lifestyle Habits (Activity) Lifestyle Habits (Activity)   Intense activity Intense activity Intense Activity. Regular exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and studies show that regular exercise has beneficial effects in migraine. However in some people intense exercise appears to cause headache or migraine so we track how much moderate or more intense exercise you do each day. Intense Activity. Regular exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and studies show that regular exercise has beneficial effects in migraine. However in some people intense exercise appears to cause headache or migraine so we track how much moderate or more intense exercise you do each day.   Moderate activity Moderate activity Moderate Activity. Regular exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and studies show that regular exercise has beneficial effects in migraine. In some people doing less exercise than is normal for them appears to be associated with headache or migraine, although whether this is an effect of the lack of exercise or because the pre-migraine period leads to doing less exercise is not clear. Moderate Activity. Regular exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and studies show that regular exercise has beneficial effects in migraine. In some people doing less exercise than is normal for them appears to be associated with headache or migraine, although whether this is an effect of the lack of exercise or because the pre-migraine period leads to doing less exercise is not clear.   Time outdoors Time outdoors Some weather factors, such as temperature and humidity, may only be important of you spend time outdoors, so record how much time each day you are outside (exposed to the weather). Some weather factors, such as temperature and humidity, may only be important of you spend time outdoors, so record how much time each day you are outside (exposed to the weather).
 Dietary (Alcohol) Dietary (Alcohol)
 Dietary (Alcohol) Dietary (Alcohol)   Beer Beer Beer. Alcohol is known to cause headaches, especially if taken in higher than usual amounts. This may be because alcohol causes dehydration and/or because of certain chemicals in alcoholic drinks. Some people believe that any alcohol can trigger their migraine, while others think that only certain products, such as red wine, are triggers. To try to find out if alcohol is a trigger for you, and if so what type, record the amount and type of alcoholic drinks you drink each day. Beer. Alcohol is known to cause headaches, especially if taken in higher than usual amounts. This may be because alcohol causes dehydration and/or because of certain chemicals in alcoholic drinks. Some people believe that any alcohol can trigger their migraine, while others think that only certain products, such as red wine, are triggers. To try to find out if alcohol is a trigger for you, and if so what type, record the amount and type of alcoholic drinks you drink each day.   Red wine Red wine Red Wine. Alcohol is known to cause headaches, especially if taken in higher than usual amounts. This may be because alcohol causes dehydration and/or because of certain chemicals in alcoholic drinks. Some people believe that any alcohol can trigger their migraine, while others think that only certain products, such as red wine, are triggers. To try to find out if alcohol is a trigger for you, and if so what type, record the amount and type of alcoholic drinks you drink each day. Red Wine. Alcohol is known to cause headaches, especially if taken in higher than usual amounts. This may be because alcohol causes dehydration and/or because of certain chemicals in alcoholic drinks. Some people believe that any alcohol can trigger their migraine, while others think that only certain products, such as red wine, are triggers. To try to find out if alcohol is a trigger for you, and if so what type, record the amount and type of alcoholic drinks you drink each day.   White wine White wine White Wine. Alcohol is known to cause headaches, especially if taken in higher than usual amounts. This may be because alcohol causes dehydration and/or because of certain chemicals in alcoholic drinks. Some people believe that any alcohol can trigger their migraine, while others think that only certain products, such as red wine, are triggers. To try to find out if alcohol is a trigger for you, and if so what type, record the amount and type of alcoholic drinks you drink each day. White Wine. Alcohol is known to cause headaches, especially if taken in higher than usual amounts. This may be because alcohol causes dehydration and/or because of certain chemicals in alcoholic drinks. Some people believe that any alcohol can trigger their migraine, while others think that only certain products, such as red wine, are triggers. To try to find out if alcohol is a trigger for you, and if so what type, record the amount and type of alcoholic drinks you drink each day.   Sparkling wine Sparkling wine Sparkling Wine. Alcohol is known to cause headaches, especially if taken in higher than usual amounts. This may be because alcohol causes dehydration and/or because of certain chemicals in alcoholic drinks. Some people believe that any alcohol can trigger their migraine, while others think that only certain products, such as red wine, are triggers. To try to find out if alcohol is a trigger for you, and if so what type, record the amount and type of alcoholic drinks you drink each day. Sparkling Wine. Alcohol is known to cause headaches, especially if taken in higher than usual amounts. This may be because alcohol causes dehydration and/or because of certain chemicals in alcoholic drinks. Some people believe that any alcohol can trigger their migraine, while others think that only certain products, such as red wine, are triggers. To try to find out if alcohol is a trigger for you, and if so what type, record the amount and type of alcoholic drinks you drink each day.   Spirits Spirits Spirit. Alcohol is known to cause headaches, especially if taken in higher than usual amounts. This may be because alcohol causes dehydration and/or because of certain chemicals in alcoholic drinks. Some people believe that any alcohol can trigger their migraine, while others think that only certain products, such as red wine, are triggers. To try to find out if alcohol is a trigger for you, and if so what type, record the amount and type of alcoholic drinks you drink each day. Spirit. Alcohol is known to cause headaches, especially if taken in higher than usual amounts. This may be because alcohol causes dehydration and/or because of certain chemicals in alcoholic drinks. Some people believe that any alcohol can trigger their migraine, while others think that only certain products, such as red wine, are triggers. To try to find out if alcohol is a trigger for you, and if so what type, record the amount and type of alcoholic drinks you drink each day.
 Dietary (Caffeine) Dietary (Caffeine)
 Dietary (Caffeine) Dietary (Caffeine)   Coffee Coffee The effects of caffeine on migraine are complex: some people think that caffeine triggers their migraine and so they try to avoid it, but for others caffeine seems to have a protective effect and taking less caffeine than usual (for example at weekends) may trigger migraines. Caffeine is even included in some migraine medications. The effects of caffeine on migraine are complex: some people think that caffeine triggers their migraine and so they try to avoid it, but for others caffeine seems to have a protective effect and taking less caffeine than usual (for example at weekends) may trigger migraines. Caffeine is even included in some migraine medications.   Tea Tea The effects of caffeine on migraine are complex: some people think that caffeine triggers their migraine and so they try to avoid it, but for others caffeine seems to have a protective effect and taking less caffeine than usual (for example at weekends) may trigger migraines. Caffeine is even included in some migraine medications. The effects of caffeine on migraine are complex: some people think that caffeine triggers their migraine and so they try to avoid it, but for others caffeine seems to have a protective effect and taking less caffeine than usual (for example at weekends) may trigger migraines. Caffeine is even included in some migraine medications.   Soft drinks Soft drinks The effects of caffeine on migraine are complex: some people think that caffeine triggers their migraine and so they try to avoid it, but for others caffeine seems to have a protective effect and taking less caffeine than usual (for example at weekends) may trigger migraines. Caffeine is even included in some migraine medications. The effects of caffeine on migraine are complex: some people think that caffeine triggers their migraine and so they try to avoid it, but for others caffeine seems to have a protective effect and taking less caffeine than usual (for example at weekends) may trigger migraines. Caffeine is even included in some migraine medications.   Energy drinks Energy drinks The effects of caffeine on migraine are complex: some people think that caffeine triggers their migraine and so they try to avoid it, but for others caffeine seems to have a protective effect and taking less caffeine than usual (for example at weekends) may trigger migraines. Caffeine is even included in some migraine medications. The effects of caffeine on migraine are complex: some people think that caffeine triggers their migraine and so they try to avoid it, but for others caffeine seems to have a protective effect and taking less caffeine than usual (for example at weekends) may trigger migraines. Caffeine is even included in some migraine medications.
 Dietary (Food) Dietary (Food)
 Dietary (Food) Dietary (Food)   Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate is thought by some people to trigger their migraine, possibly because it contains substances such as tyramine that affect blood vessels around the brain. However it may be that the desire to eat (more than usual amounts of) chocolate is caused by other changes, such as hormones in women, that are the underlying migraine trigger. So tracking how much chocolate you eat compared to 'usual' so we can try to find out if chocolate is a trigger for you. Chocolate is thought by some people to trigger their migraine, possibly because it contains substances such as tyramine that affect blood vessels around the brain. However it may be that the desire to eat (more than usual amounts of) chocolate is caused by other changes, such as hormones in women, that are the underlying migraine trigger. So tracking how much chocolate you eat compared to 'usual' so we can try to find out if chocolate is a trigger for you.   Tyramine Tyramine Tyramine has been touted as a trigger for a long time. It can found in protein-rich foods (proteins are strings of amino acids) that have been processed or left at room temperature: cured or leftover meats, some cheeses, some plants that lie around before being eaten (e.g. avocado), etc. Tyramine content in these kinds of foods can vary greatly depending on freshness, processing etc. Tyramine has been touted as a trigger for a long time. It can found in protein-rich foods (proteins are strings of amino acids) that have been processed or left at room temperature: cured or leftover meats, some cheeses, some plants that lie around before being eaten (e.g. avocado), etc. Tyramine content in these kinds of foods can vary greatly depending on freshness, processing etc.   Nitrates Nitrates Nitrates are common in vegetables but health benefit appears to outweigh risk. Foods that contain nitrates as a preservative have been linked to migraine and include cured or deli meats, hot dogs and bacon. Nitrates are common in vegetables but health benefit appears to outweigh risk. Foods that contain nitrates as a preservative have been linked to migraine and include cured or deli meats, hot dogs and bacon.   MSG MSG Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) is also considered a trigger by some. Many foods contain some MSG, but some may have higher levels including resturant asian (especially chinese, japanese) food, other fast foods, pre-prepared stocks and soups. Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) is also considered a trigger by some. Many foods contain some MSG, but some may have higher levels including resturant asian (especially chinese, japanese) food, other fast foods, pre-prepared stocks and soups.   Citrus fruits Citrus fruits Citrus fruits are part of a healthy diet. However some people think that citrus fruits (and citrus fruit drinks) trigger their migraine, which is why we track this food factor too. Citrus fruits are part of a healthy diet. However some people think that citrus fruits (and citrus fruit drinks) trigger their migraine, which is why we track this food factor too.   Artificial sweetener Artificial sweetener Aspartame is also a commnly mentioned trigger of migraines. It is a common sweetener, often used in drinks and food especially those labelled sugar-free or low in sugar. These include: diet soft drinks and juices, some yoghurts, breakfast cereals and meal replacement products. Aspartame is also a commnly mentioned trigger of migraines. It is a common sweetener, often used in drinks and food especially those labelled sugar-free or low in sugar. These include: diet soft drinks and juices, some yoghurts, breakfast cereals and meal replacement products.   Salty foods Salty foods Most foods contain some salt and salt is an essential dietary component, although many of us take much more salt than we need and this can have adverse effects on our health. Most foods contain some salt and salt is an essential dietary component, although many of us take much more salt than we need and this can have adverse effects on our health.   Nuts Nuts Nuts consumed as snacks, in products such as cookies, cakes, muesli, or as an ingredient in meals can be part of a healthy diet. However some people think that nuts trigger their migraines. To find out if nuts may affect your migraine, record how much nuts and nut containing products you eat compared to normal. Nuts consumed as snacks, in products such as cookies, cakes, muesli, or as an ingredient in meals can be part of a healthy diet. However some people think that nuts trigger their migraines. To find out if nuts may affect your migraine, record how much nuts and nut containing products you eat compared to normal.   Onions Onions Cooked or raw onion as an ingredient in meals can be part of a healthy diet. However some people think that onion triggers their migraines. To find out if onion may affect your migraine, record how much onion containing products you eat compared to normal. Cooked or raw onion as an ingredient in meals can be part of a healthy diet. However some people think that onion triggers their migraines. To find out if onion may affect your migraine, record how much onion containing products you eat compared to normal.
 Gender specific factors Gender specific factors
 Gender specific factors Gender specific factors   Menstruation Menstruation Many women have migraine attacks that are related to their hormonal cycle: usually attacks occur around the time of menstrual flow but can also occur mid-cycle. The menstrual cycle is thought to be the strongest single trigger but even so the relationship may be unclear because of attacks at other times or cycles during which no attacks occur. Record your menstrual cycles to find out if this is a trigger for you. Many women have migraine attacks that are related to their hormonal cycle: usually attacks occur around the time of menstrual flow but can also occur mid-cycle. The menstrual cycle is thought to be the strongest single trigger but even so the relationship may be unclear because of attacks at other times or cycles during which no attacks occur. Record your menstrual cycles to find out if this is a trigger for you.   Menopause side effects Menopause side effects Menopause can be a difficult time for women with migraine. The irregularity of periods can make it harder to cope with migraines as they may be more difficult to predict. Also the symptoms experienced at menopause (hot flushes and night sweats) may result in disturbed sleep and add to stress levels thereby increasing the likelihood of experiencing a migraine. Menopause can be a difficult time for women with migraine. The irregularity of periods can make it harder to cope with migraines as they may be more difficult to predict. Also the symptoms experienced at menopause (hot flushes and night sweats) may result in disturbed sleep and add to stress levels thereby increasing the likelihood of experiencing a migraine.   Sexual activity Sexual activity Sexual activity has been reported both to help (an ongoing) migraine, possibly by release of endorphins at orgasm, while in other people sexual activity can trigger a migraine. Sexual activity includes:foreplaymasturbationintercourseRecord sexual activity to find out if this may be a trigger for you. Sexual activity has been reported both to help (an ongoing) migraine, possibly by release of endorphins at orgasm, while in other people sexual activity can trigger a migraine. Sexual activity includes:foreplaymasturbationintercourseRecord sexual activity to find out if this may be a trigger for you.
 Travel Travel
 Travel Travel   Car Car Travel, particularly if it is more than usual for you, is known to trigger migraines in some people. This may be because travel causes stress, missed meals or irregular eating, dehydration, disrupted sleep patterns or (for air travel) changes in atmospheric pressure. Record your travel patterns to find out if this a trigger for you. Travel, particularly if it is more than usual for you, is known to trigger migraines in some people. This may be because travel causes stress, missed meals or irregular eating, dehydration, disrupted sleep patterns or (for air travel) changes in atmospheric pressure. Record your travel patterns to find out if this a trigger for you.   Plane Plane Travel, particularly if it is more than usual for you, is known to trigger migraines in some people. This may be because travel causes stress, missed meals or irregular eating, dehydration, disrupted sleep patterns or (for air travel) changes in atmospheric pressure. Record your travel patterns to find out if this a trigger for you. Travel, particularly if it is more than usual for you, is known to trigger migraines in some people. This may be because travel causes stress, missed meals or irregular eating, dehydration, disrupted sleep patterns or (for air travel) changes in atmospheric pressure. Record your travel patterns to find out if this a trigger for you.   Train Train Travel, particularly if it is more than usual for you, is known to trigger migraines in some people. This may be because travel causes stress, missed meals or irregular eating, dehydration, disrupted sleep patterns or (for air travel) changes in atmospheric pressure. Record your travel patterns to find out if this a trigger for you. Travel, particularly if it is more than usual for you, is known to trigger migraines in some people. This may be because travel causes stress, missed meals or irregular eating, dehydration, disrupted sleep patterns or (for air travel) changes in atmospheric pressure. Record your travel patterns to find out if this a trigger for you.   Motorcycle Motorcycle Travel, particularly if it is more than usual for you, is known to trigger migraines in some people. This may be because travel causes stress, missed meals or irregular eating, dehydration, disrupted sleep patterns or (for air travel) changes in atmospheric pressure. Record your travel patterns to find out if this a trigger for you. Travel, particularly if it is more than usual for you, is known to trigger migraines in some people. This may be because travel causes stress, missed meals or irregular eating, dehydration, disrupted sleep patterns or (for air travel) changes in atmospheric pressure. Record your travel patterns to find out if this a trigger for you.   Ship Ship Travel, particularly if it is more than usual for you, is known to trigger migraines in some people. This may be because travel causes stress, missed meals or irregular eating, dehydration, disrupted sleep patterns or (for air travel) changes in atmospheric pressure. Record your travel patterns to find out if this a trigger for you. Travel, particularly if it is more than usual for you, is known to trigger migraines in some people. This may be because travel causes stress, missed meals or irregular eating, dehydration, disrupted sleep patterns or (for air travel) changes in atmospheric pressure. Record your travel patterns to find out if this a trigger for you.   Timezones crossed Timezones crossed Travel, particularly if it is more than usual for you, is known to trigger migraines in some people. This may be because travel causes stress, missed meals or irregular eating, dehydration, disrupted sleep patterns or (for air travel) changes in atmospheric pressure. Record your travel patterns to find out if this a trigger for you. Travel, particularly if it is more than usual for you, is known to trigger migraines in some people. This may be because travel causes stress, missed meals or irregular eating, dehydration, disrupted sleep patterns or (for air travel) changes in atmospheric pressure. Record your travel patterns to find out if this a trigger for you.
 Warning signs Warning signs
 Warning signs Warning signs   Eyestrain Eyestrain Eyestrain ('tired eyes', 'black circles') is thought to be more common in some people just before they have a migraine attack. By recording this you can find out if this is a reliable indicator of an attack about to happen, so helping you more effectively manage your life around your attacks. Eyestrain ('tired eyes', 'black circles') is thought to be more common in some people just before they have a migraine attack. By recording this you can find out if this is a reliable indicator of an attack about to happen, so helping you more effectively manage your life around your attacks.   Neck pain Neck pain Neck pain and stiffness can occur before a migraine, but it is not clear if it is a trigger or a warning sign. For some people neck massage can help relieve the neck pain and maybe help avoid the migraine. Neck pain and stiffness can occur before a migraine, but it is not clear if it is a trigger or a warning sign. For some people neck massage can help relieve the neck pain and maybe help avoid the migraine.   Poor concentration Poor concentration Difficulty concentrating may be a warning sign of an attack so we track it to see if it truly precedes a migraine in you. Difficulty concentrating may be a warning sign of an attack so we track it to see if it truly precedes a migraine in you.   Nausea or vomiting Nausea or vomiting Nausea or vomiting took place during a headache, which can be a differentiating symptom for migraine. Nausea or vomiting took place during a headache, which can be a differentiating symptom for migraine.   Skin sensitivity Skin sensitivity Sensitivity of the skin, especially of the head and neck can be a warning sign of an attack. Sensitivity of the skin, especially of the head and neck can be a warning sign of an attack.   Light sensitivity Light sensitivity During migraine attacks (or before them) many people are much more sensitive than usual to bright light and it can make the pain worse. We ask about your sensitivity to light to understand is that can be a sign an upcoming migraine, for instance. During migraine attacks (or before them) many people are much more sensitive than usual to bright light and it can make the pain worse. We ask about your sensitivity to light to understand is that can be a sign an upcoming migraine, for instance.   Noise sensitivity Noise sensitivity During migraine attacks (or before them) many people are much more sensitive than usual to noise; even moderate noise makes the pain worse. We ask about your sensitivity to noise to understand is that can be a sign an upcoming migraine, for instance. During migraine attacks (or before them) many people are much more sensitive than usual to noise; even moderate noise makes the pain worse. We ask about your sensitivity to noise to understand is that can be a sign an upcoming migraine, for instance.   Odor sensitivity Odor sensitivity Prior to or during migraine attacks many people are much more sensitive than usual to smells, like perfumes, etc; even moderate scents can make the pain worse. Prior to or during migraine attacks many people are much more sensitive than usual to smells, like perfumes, etc; even moderate scents can make the pain worse.
 Weather Weather
 Weather Weather   Humidity mean Humidity mean Weather factors and changes in these have been linked to migraine. We collect weather data using your phone location. Weather factors and changes in these have been linked to migraine. We collect weather data using your phone location.   Humidity range Humidity range Weather factors and changes in these have been linked to migraine. We collect weather data using your phone location. Weather factors and changes in these have been linked to migraine. We collect weather data using your phone location.   Pressure mean Pressure mean Weather factors and changes in these have been linked to migraine. We collect weather data using your phone location. Weather factors and changes in these have been linked to migraine. We collect weather data using your phone location.   Pressure range Pressure range Weather factors and changes in these have been linked to migraine. We collect weather data using your phone location. Weather factors and changes in these have been linked to migraine. We collect weather data using your phone location.   Temperature mean Temperature mean Weather factors and changes in these have been linked to migraine. We collect weather data using your phone location. Weather factors and changes in these have been linked to migraine. We collect weather data using your phone location.   Temperature range Temperature range Weather factors and changes in these have been linked to migraine. We collect weather data using your phone location. Weather factors and changes in these have been linked to migraine. We collect weather data using your phone location.   Wind gust Wind gust Weather factors and changes in these have been linked to migraine. We collect weather data using your phone location. Weather factors and changes in these have been linked to migraine. We collect weather data using your phone location.   Wind speed mean Wind speed mean Weather factors and changes in these have been linked to migraine. We collect weather data using your phone location. Weather factors and changes in these have been linked to migraine. We collect weather data using your phone location.   Wind speed range Wind speed range Weather factors and changes in these have been linked to migraine. We collect weather data using your phone location. Weather factors and changes in these have been linked to migraine. We collect weather data using your phone location.
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