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

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