Suffered with migraines since the age of 7 (that's as far back as I can recall); used to get a numb left hand but that stopped some time ago. Mine are triggered by chocolate, cheese, red wine, over tiredness and stress. Thankfully they aren't as awful as some of the posts I have read as I can function, eg I had one yesterday afternoon and again this morning, but came to work as I am out of the office for a few days this week (something most of us can sympathise with) but if I have a few, then eventually I have to give in and take time off; I can go a few months without getting them and then have 4-5 in a matter of days or over the course of a few weeks, which is what is happening at the moment. I take Zolmitripan along with a Nuromol which eases the headache immensely. Made the mistake once of not taking a painkiller - won't be doing that again!