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A migraine is a type of headache possibly with symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity
to light. Some migraines are preceded or accompanied by sensory warning symptoms
(aura), such as flashes of light, blind spots or tingling in your arm or leg. [1]

Migraine headaches are not a result of a brain tumor. A migraine is triggered by alcohol,
allergy, bright lights, certain odors, perfumes, changes in hormone levels (menstrual cycle),
changes in sleep patterns, exercise, loud noises, missed meals, stress, smoking, baked
goods, chocolate, dairy products, monosodium glutamate (MSG), tyramine (from red wine,
aged cheese, smoked fish, chicken livers, figs and certain beans, fruits (avocado, banana,
citrus fruit), nitrates (bacon, hot dogs, salami and cured meats), nuts, onions, peanut butter
and more. [1]

Does stevia trigger migraine headache?
I couldn't find a scientific report about how stevia is related to migraine headache. But I did
received such complaints from various visitors and I found such complaints over the internet. I
noticed that some of the users suffered from migraine headache are also diabetic patients.

Medicines are used to reduce the frequency of attacks, stop the migraine and treat the pain
and other symptoms. Triptans, such as almotriptan, frovatriptan, rizatriptan, sumatriptan and
zolmitriptan are the most frequently prescribed medicines for stopping migraine attacks. [1]

Folk remedies for preventing migraine
Black or green tea; peppermint, valerian, vervain, lime blossom, coriander seed, wood
betony, riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin B12,
feverfew, butterbur, co-enzyme Q and fish oil
have been suggested for migraine headache. However, it is not sure if they really work.  One
should consult with her/his medical doctor before taking any supplements or herbs.

Another option is acupuncture.

Resource: [1] PubMed Health 2011