The whole MAV concept is foreign and confusing to everybody at the start. You won’t probably be able to pick out triggers until your symptoms are reduced. Don’t worry about it. Stress is a trigger too. It will come clear with time. Try searching this site for ‘triggers’. Should be plenty of info.
This is an extract from The Walton Centre Migraine Guide which may help:-
Are migraine attacks caused by triggers?
Migraine attacks may be triggered or made more likely by many complex factors, both internal within the body or external. Many of these are unavoidable, e.g. stress, relief after stress, weather changes, shift work, menstrual cycle etc.
Common triggers that may be more avoidable may include: poor sleep, too much sleep (lie- ins), missing meals, not drinking enough fluid. In addition, headaches may be triggered and made more frequent by caffeine and by painkillers in many people with migraine.
It is important to establish good lifestyle as this may make it more difficult for an attack to be triggered and it may make other preventative treatments more effective if they are still needed.
For migraine, the commonest reason that people remain unwell is that they are taking too much caffeine and too many painkillers. Our experience shows that introduction of a good “foundation” of lifestyle will help approximately 40% of patients improve significantly, where this is all the treatment they need.
That’s Visual Vertigo. Common with MAV. Motion is therefore one trigger.
That’s as near as I get to The Headache. Quitting caffeine worked wonders.
Really? But not do the diet? Helen