4. Watching 3D movies
Does your head start pounding underneath a pair of 3D glasses? “Most migraine patients cannot tolerate 3D,” says Lay. “The brain balances itself by what it sees, hears and feels. In a movie theater you know that you’re not moving in the chair, but stuff is flying out at you, it creates a sense of imbalance, as does the bright light and loud noise. For a migraine patient there’s a heightened awareness of these things.”
The fix: Sorry, migraine headache sufferers, but the best way to nix this trigger is to avoid 3D movies. Save yourself the inflated admission fee (and the excruciating pain) and catch that movie in 2D instead.