A Surprising Reason for Migraine Strikes

Researchers may know why migraines sometimes strike the weekend after a stressful week. The debilitating pain of a migraine headache is five times more likely to strike in the first six hours after a reduction in heightened stress. Evidence suggests that the stress-hormone cortisol, which spikes during heightened stress, may trigger a migraine as its blood levels drop during relaxation from the stress.

PositiveTip: Deep breathing, walk breaks and other stress management techniques can avoid chronic elevated stress and the potential migraine fallout.