Crying May Trigger Migraine

A crying episode triggered by sadness or emotional distress may cause migraine headaches in some patients. But crying triggered by happiness, peeling onions, or a sad movie does not necessarily have the same effect. About 85% of people who suffer from migraines can link their headaches to trigger factors, such as stress, certain foods, alcohol, hormonal changes or medications.

Headache November/December 1998;38:799-800.

Dr. Mercola's Comment:

My experience suggests that 85% of people can dramatically relieve if not eliminate their migraines by following the diet posted in The Basics on my home page at It is interesting to note that sadness appears to be such a potentially powerful precipitant of migraines.

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