Top 75 Migraine and Headache Questions, #10

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    Have you ever heard of fever as a migraine trigger? I recall having a severe migraine immediately after having fever twice, once recently and the other time was about 4 years ago. The fevers were caused by different problems. I had assumed that these were rebound migraines because I had taken a lot of fever reducers/analgesics the first time, but the most recent time I only took two doses of Tylenol. I can't find any reference to fever as migraine trigger anywhere on the internet. Brenda.


    Dear Brenda;

    Like many other environmental and physiological triggers, fever can be a definite trigger of a headache or Migraine. The other triggers don't seem to matter.

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    Matter of fact, many Migraineurs have Migraines that are set off by heat or exercise, another way to increase your core temperature.

    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

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Published On: April 10, 2007