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Triggers and Causes

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  • By Jan

    It’s encouraging to me how modern culture–at least in the US–has adapted to disabilities, including migraines.

    For example, when I was on a gluten-free diet for the second time, I was astonished to see that many restaurants now have a special menu for gluten (or other allergy) intolerance or mark their menus for such. That was certainly not the case a few years ago. Product labeling has also come a long way, with warnings about nuts, dairy, etc.

    Here’s an example for us migraineurs of the same type of thing. This TED video has the following warning in the description: “(Warning: This talk includes flashing images and lights. Those who are photosensitive or have seizures trigged by strobes are advised to avoid.)
    Yes, I know that there is still a lot of room for improvement, but when I saw this, I was inspired to share.

    P.S. If you are not familiar with TED, please check their web site for some fascinating videos about “spreading ideas.”

  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi Jan,

    Thank you for sharing that information with us!