Trigger Factors and Premonitory Features of Migraine Attacks: Summary of Studies

  title={Trigger Factors and Premonitory Features of Migraine Attacks: Summary of Studies},
  author={Jelena M. Pavlovi{\'c} and Dawn C. Buse and C. Mark Sollars and Sheryl R. Haut and Richard B. Lipton},
  journal={Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain},
In this second of a 2‐part series, we review the available literature on trigger factors and premonitory features in migraine. 

Reliability of assessing lifestyle and trigger factors in patients with migraine – findings from the PAMINA study

Rec retrospective and prospective assessments of lifestyle in general and of migraine triggers in particular were compared in patients with migraine to assess the reliability of these assessments retrospectively.

Types of Triggers in Migraine – Factor Structure of the Headache Triggers Sensitivity and Avoidance Questionnaire and Development of a New Short Form (HTSAQ‐SF)

To examine the factor structure of the Headache Triggers Sensitivity and Avoidance Questionnaire (HTSAQ) and its German version (HTSAQ‐G), in order to identify potential different types of triggers.

Cold extremities in migraine: a marker for vascular dysfunction in women

It was hypothesized that suffering from cold extremities affects sleep quality, possibly exacerbating migraine attack frequency, and it was investigated as a marker for vascular dysfunction in migraine.

Meta‐Synthesis on Migraine Management

Qualitative studies might reveal an improved understanding of migraine patients’ perspectives regarding migraine treatment, as well as concerns about medication adherence, stigma, and more.

Migraine Triggers and Oxidative Stress: A Narrative Review and Synthesis

The recent discovery that the TRPA1 ion channel transduces oxidative stress and triggers neurogenic inflammation suggests that oxidative stress may be the common denominator underlying migraine triggers.

Evaluation and management of migraine in midlife women.

This Practice Pearl discusses the various types of migraine with respect to hormone fluctuations and details acute as well as preventive treatment.

Comparison of Diet Quality Between Women With Chronic and Episodic Migraine

It is hypothesized that the diet quality of women with chronic migraine (CM) might be different from women with episodic migraine (EM), and a high quality of diet could be effective regarding management of migraine.

Pathophysiology of Migraine: Current Status and Future Directions

Around 10 % of the global adult population has active migraine. The public health burden of migraine is high because migraine attacks are associated with temporary disability and substantial

Editorial: TRIGGERS and Premonitory Features in Migraine

This issue of Headache Currents consists of a superb 2-part review that focuses on methodological issues in migraine attack prediction research and provides a review of studies on trigger factors and

Triggers of migraine: where do we stand?

Trigger factors of migraine are endogenous or exogenous elements associated with an increased likelihood of an attack in a short period of time and are reported by up to 75.9% of patients.



Methodological Issues in Studying Trigger Factors and Premonitory Features of Migraine

In this review, we focus on migraine as a chronic disorder with episodic attacks (CDEA). We aim to review methodological approaches to studying trigger factors and premonitory features that often

The Premonitory Symptoms (Prodrome): A Tertiary Care Study of 893 Migraineurs

Objectives.—This study of premonitory symptoms in migraine was performed to document the frequency, duration, and types of symptoms in a large group of migraine patients.

How Aware Are Migraineurs of Their Triggers?

Broad discrepancies in the number of migraine triggers have been reported in several studies. Migraineurs do not seem to recognize easily headache triggers in clinical practice.

Precipitating and Aggravating Factors of Migraine Versus Tension‐type Headache

There is no consensus on whether there are headache precipitating and aggravating factors that differentiate migraine from tension‐type headache, and whether these factors are related to prior history of migraine or not.

Acute Migraine Medications and Evolution From Episodic to Chronic Migraine: A Longitudinal Population‐Based Study

Background.— Though symptomatic medication overuse is believed to play a major role in progression from episodic to chronic or transformed migraine (TM), population‐based longitudinal data on these

Naratriptan as Short‐Term Prophylaxis of Menstrually Associated Migraine: A Randomized, Double‐Blind, Placebo‐Controlled Study

Objective.—To determine the efficacy of naratriptan 1‐mg and 2.5‐mg tablets twice daily compared with placebo as short‐term prophylaxis of menstrually associated migraine.

Migraine and Triggers: Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc?

The aim of the review is to critically analyze clinical and pathophysiological facts that support or refute a correlation between certain environmental stimuli and the occurrence of migraine attacks.

Chronic disorders with episodic manifestations: focus on epilepsy and migraine

Perceived migraine triggers: do dietary factors play a role?

The large number of triggers detected in the present study emphasises the importance of awareness and avoidance of these factors in the management of patients with migraine.

The Triggers or Precipitants of the Acute Migraine Attack

  • L. Kelman
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache
  • 2007
Tiggers were more likely to be associated with a more florid acute migraine attack and differences were seen between women and men, aura and no aura, episodic and chronic migraine, and between migraine and probable migraine.