Triggers of Migraines

High levels of the female hormone estrogen—which occurs especially during puberty, before, during, and after a woman’s period, after childbirth, at the beginning of menopause, or when taking birth control pills (which contain estrogen)

  • Too much stimulation of your senses, such as flashing lights or strong smells
  • Stress
  • Too little sleep
  • Changes in the weather
  • Red wine
  • Hunger, especially from skipping meals