Can A Migraine Be Triggered By An Allergy To A Household Pet?

Question

Asked by Celtic Grandma

Can A Migraine Be Triggered By An Allergy To A Household Pet?

Woman in early thirties suffering from debilitating migraines. As a child she suffered sever allergy to cats to the point of vomiting. She now has two household cats. Could that trigger her migraines?

Answer

Celtic Grandma,

Welcome to MyMigraineConnection!

There's some disagreement about whether allergies are Migraine triggers or not, but this is definitely something to figure out. Removing the cats from the house might not give you an answer because shed hair, dander, etc. would still be in the house. How frequent are her Migraines? If they're very frequent, getting away from the cats -- a vacation or staying with a family member or friend (without cats) -- might be a good way to see if the cats are a trigger.

Please keep me posted?

Welcome again,

Teri

Answered by Teri Robert