According to a study published online ahead of print March 26th in Neurology, migraineurs whose stress decreased from one day to the next had a significantly increased risk of migraine onset on the subsequent day.
Twenty-two patients with migraine took part in the three-month electronic diary study. Participants entered data each day regarding migraine attack experience, as well as subjective stress ratings.
Stress was evaluated using the Perceived Stress Scale and the Self-Reported Stress Scale. The level of stress was generally not linked with migraine occurrence. However, a decrease in stress from one evening diary to the next was associated with increased migraine onset during the subsequent 6, 12, and 18 hours for the Perceived Stress Scale.
A decline in stress was linked with migraine onset after controlling for level of stress for all the time points….. Neurology Reviews May 2014