Link between farm chemicals and Migraines?

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    As a migraine sufferer for some 22 years i have many questions, my main query at present is, Do you think there could be a link with farm chemicals that i used during my time as a dairy farmer, as it seems that my trouble with migraines began around the same time & have continued nearly every year since, I don’t believe they are linked to weather changes as they occur at different times of year, The duration of my migraines is about three months at a time. Your response will be greatly appreciated. Mark.


    Full Answer:

    Dear Mark;


    This is an intriguing question, as many solvents, pesticides and chemicals are triggers for Migraines and headaches, as well as pain symptoms. Without having metals checked in your urine or blood or by some analysis, it would be simply speculation that they contribute to your Migraines. Important features are: is there a family history of Migraines, etc. Perhaps sitting down with a Migraine expert might be helpful. If you need help finding one, there's a link below to a listing of patient recommended specialists.

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Published On: November 16, 2010