I suffer from what they now call Transformed Migraine ... which means (in layperson's terms; I'm paraphrasing my doc!) that I began (10 yrs ago) having pretty classic migraines, a few times a month, very severe; Now I have almost a daily headache, and I take many rx meds daily to prevent them or at least help control the pain. My triggers have remained the same, however, pretty much the whole time:
Weather Conditions / Changes: I'd be interested in anyone else's input on this, because I think I am living in the worst place for this trigger! We have fronts and changes in pressure constantly in the Chicago area. I suffer as the seasons change, as precipitation changes ... on and on. By far my worst migraine trigger.
Nitrates/Other Aged Foods: For example, I can't eat hot dogs anymore, not even 1! I also cannot eat Teriyaki or soy-based products, nor can I drink beer or other extremely aged beverages. Second worst!
Other triggers that are bad but I have an easier time managing them, or I can take them in small doses are: Direct sunlight / prolonged exposure, Eating a meal after going a long time without eating (small, frequent meals are best), exercise that requires hard exertion, and flashing lights.