February 14 is right around the corner, and no one wants to spend Valentine's day, or the day after, with a severe headache and some of its accompaniments – nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound. And you certainly don't want your gift to be the culprit in producing a headache.
The National Headache Foundation is the premier educational and informational resource for individuals with headache, their families, physicians, allied health care professionals, and health policy decision makers. In this role, the Foundation is providing tips on avoiding a "Valentine's Day Headache."
1. Who doesn't want to receive a beautiful red heart box, filled with delicious chocolates? If you or your Valentine experience migraine, and know that chocolate is a trigger, try non-chocolate candy. It's an opportunity to eat those candy hearts with the sentimental messages.
2. You want to make this day special, and a toast with bubbly would enhance the celebration. But wait!! If you decide to drink champagne or other alcoholic beverages – practice moderation – sip your drink slowly and avoid drinks with straight alcohol. Red wine is definitely a usual suspect for triggering migraine headaches.