Migraines may be caused by changes in the brainstem and its interactions with the trigeminal nerve, a major pain pathway. Imbalances in brain chemicals, including serotonin — which helps regulate pain in your nervous system — also may be involved.
Migraines are often due to allergies - chocolate, blue cheese are particularly good triggers for the dreaded migraine. Sufferers lack the full capacity to produce monoamine oxidase inhibitors and so their livers can't cope with the triggers. Emotional factors are also a powerful trigger for migraines. Eating a fresh leaf of the plant Feverfew every day will drive away migraines, or at the very least diminish their virulence. Homeopathic BLUE FLAG is absolutely specific and saved my life and marriage, I am sure. Talk to a local Homeopath to find and remove your individual causes of the attacks. A neighbourhood Herbalist can use Blue Flag, Fringe Tree, Feverfew and Rosemary - plus whatever else shows up in your personal assay. There ARE cures and they DO work. I went from "a continuous ten day migraine every fortnight" to having none at all for several years. Men in particular get cluster headaches and these may seem like migraines, but they are very different. Same advice: get professional assays and personal care. Headaches are NOT due to aspirin deficiency!!!!