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Smoking and Migraines

By August 24, 2009

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I was doing some research for an upcoming article and came across a recent study done by a Spanish research group. They wanted to connect migraines and smoking as we are always looking for more reasons for patients to quit smoking (as if cancer and emphysema weren't enough!). Researchers looked at nearly 400 medical students, paying particular attention to their migraine histories and smoking habits. What they found is that smoking migraneurs seemed to have more attacks than non-smoking migraine sufferers. Also, as few as five cigarettes in a day were enough to trigger a headache. This is hardly earth-shattering evidence, but it does seem to suggest that smoking may adversely affect your health in one more way.

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Comments
September 3, 2009 at 1:49 pm
(1) julie says:

I’ve been getting migraines since I was 11 years old, and now I’m 50. Believe it or not, I started smoking 3 years ago when my youngest son was having some serious drug issues. It was stupid, I know, and I regret it every day, but damn (I need to release some endorphins!) it’s tough to quit. I have never noticed that cigarettes are a trigger for my headaches, but interestingly enough, I have noticed that if I have a cigarette right after taking Imitrex, I don’t experience the side effects from the Imitrex.
Although I’ve read a gazillion books on migraines, and have learned alot over the years, I do enjoy your newsletter, and have picked up some interesting information. Thank you for getting so much great information out to us migraineurs in such an accessible fashion!

October 9, 2009 at 3:26 am
(2) James says:

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