Could a change in lifestyle end my migraines?

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   Posted 12/13/2011 11:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey hey all..
I'm 23 years old, and have been dealing with migraines since I was in grade 4 (that's my earliest memory of it). Mine are mostly aura migraines, with pain that occasionally follows. It's weird - they're inconsistent. Sometimes I get them weekly (as I am right now), and sometimes it's months before one hits. And sometimes both the aura and pain are intense enough to affect me for a couple days - other times, like yesterday, both are very mild and pass quickly.
Another weird quirk - sometimes I get migraines in my sleep! This is very rare, but I have dreams that are affected by my aura, and I wake up with the residual feeling that my head has been in a vise all night. Does this ever happen to anyone?
I will confess that coffee is a regular part of my lifestyle. I also know that I NEED to exercise (I'm about 20lbs overweight) but can't seem to find the motivation. What kind of steps can I take to get these weird infrequent migraines to go away? I work in an office, and it can be very debilitating to not be able to see the monitor!
Thanks friends :)

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   Posted 12/14/2011 3:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Do yourself a favor and make the healthy life style changes anyway! I think it will make a difference for your migraines, but it certainly will do you some good in any case.

Exercise makes everything in your body work better, especially toxin removal which can cause your migraines.

And don't underestimate the power of water! If you are drinking a lot of coffee and not enough water, you are basically dehydrated which can give you migraines. Work up to drinking two quarts of water a day.

I do believe there are filters for your glasses to help with the office lighting and I think there are adjustments that can be made to your monitor to make it less stressful to your eyes.

Good luck!
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