While putting together this video blog I was laughing at myself.

What a hypocrite!

I am anxious to get you these soundbites from doctors outlining exact headache triggers, thinking the information may help you out of a painful cycle… only to realize I’m drinking too much coffee (they spell out exactly how much is too much in the video) and not keeping close track of my own migraine triggers.

So these “4 Ways to Help Yourself Break the Headache Cycle” are as much for you as they are for me.

  1. TRACK YOUR HEADACHE TRIGGERS
  2. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
  3. DON’T OVERUSE OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS
  4. LIMIT YOUR COFFEE INTAKE

That’s the quick list. Click on the video above to hear the doctors from New England Institute for Neurology & Headache explain how each of these issues can feed a headache cycle. Like, did you know that when you are dehydrated your brain can shrink and PULL AWAY FROM YOUR SKULL? ouch ;-/

 

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Emmy-winning reporter Gillian Neff has been covering health topics for 16 years. She is currently a freelance reporter and anchor at News 12 Connecticut and also pursues her passion for medical news through Gillian Neff Health Reports’ blogs and videos.

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