Entry #14 (Findings from Research Level 13)
A few more atypical triggers exist that are sort of on the unconscious side like involuntarily grinding one's teeth. The migraineur could also have a breathing apnea of holding one's breath and not inhaling or exhaling enough oxygen. Hunger is a common cause for migraines. As a sufferer, we have to think of food for the ENTIRE day through. Glare from all of the surrounding lights in the world are a constant and everlasting trigger. It could be those headlights in your rear view mirror while driving or the lighting of the room you are in without knowingly being aware of the streams entering your cornea etc. the examples are endless. It's important to notice and look for early warning signals. They say it starts sooner than you think, sometimes days before. Things to look for: food cravings, crying eyes, aphasia, depression, euphoria, sudden mood changes, yawning, excessive urination, loss of appetite and neck and shoulder pain to name a few. A good idea for any sufferer with a vehicle is to keep a migraine kit inside for facilitating finding things for yourself or others helping you. This particular kit would have an emergency contact list written down with family doctor, family numbers etc. It would also have a mobile clock, a notepad, zippered sandwich bags with labels, any unique tools used for migraines like prescription or OTC pills, cold cream, water bottle full of water, neck relief pillow, juice boxes, soft blanket, face cloth, small pillow, pain patches, a sickness bag*, Gravol anti-nausea tablets, a sleep mask for eye coverage, ear plus, essential oils, flashlight for nighttime, colour therapy glasses, reading material, 1st aid kit and cash money reserve for either gas or food.