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Triggers & Migraine

Migraine triggers are one of the top interests for migraine sufferers. Indeed, being able to find a way to find your triggers and get rid of them would also mean getting better 🙂 

Unfortunately most doctors don’t have time to look properly in this direction and would rather focus on discussing your treatment plan. 

After discussing with many migraine sufferers in the community we have designed an easy to digest report for you and your doctor. In this report you will get a picture of what your triggers are and how to start working on them. 

Why should you get this report?

The triggers & migraine report is a report specifically designed to help you determine your sensitivity to different triggers and narrow down the top triggers you should focus on in the upcoming month. 

Have you ever thought about the following questions?

  • What trigger am I the most sensitive to?
  • What trigger should I focus on to get the best return on my efforts?
  • What improvement should I expect by reducing the exposure to this trigger?
  • Are my triggers common or unique compared to others?
  • What’s my triggers’ trend over the last 6 months?
  • What category of triggers am I the most sensitive to?

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, you might be interested in this report.

How can you get this report?

How to get the report:

  • Subscribe to MBplus here (opens in the app)
  • Before the end of the month:
    • Log all your attacks in the app
    • Make sure each you have logged your triggers for each attack
    • Receive your report on day 4 of the following month

What’s the science behind this report?

To receive your own Triggers and Migraine report we just need you to record 3 attacks with trigger information (doesn’t include when you tap on “No idea”) in the app over the last 3 months. If you haven’t recorded enough attacks we’ll kindly let you know when you receive your report.

The more attacks you have recorded, the more our calculations will be accurate. We define confidence levels as show below:

To calculate your Trigger ScoreTM we are using the following factors:

  • The amount of unique triggers: how many unique triggers you recorded
  • The recurrence of your triggers: how frequently those triggers are causing you an attack 
  • The stability of your trigger combinations over time: how often you recorded the same triggers

We choose migraines with triggers from the current month or from past 3 months if the former is too low.

Your Trigger score is then normalised and standardised to make sure:

  • You can compare your score with others in the community
  • You can compare your own score overtime

Here is an example of how we calculate the Trigger Score:

Trigger 1Trigger 2
Attack 1Skipped Meal Stress
Attack 2Skipped Meal Stress
Attack 3Weather Stress

In the past month you have recorded 3 attacks where:

  • You have recorded 3 unique triggers (Skipped Meal, Stress, Weather) → this is a low number of unique triggers
  • Stress and Skipped Meal are recurring triggers → most of your triggers are recurring ones
  • Stress and Skipped Meal are almost always paired → the combination of your triggers are quite stable

In this example, your Trigger ScoreTM would be 26/100. Your score is low therefore your case is considered “easy”. This is good news and a few simple actions will help you control your migraines easily. 

To calculate your Trigger Improvement ScoreTM we are using the following factors:

  • The frequency of your trigger: how often you have recorded a given trigger
  • The actionability of a given trigger: how easy/difficult would it be to eliminate a given trigger from your daily life (based on a ranking made by our expert in psychology) 
  • How much improvement you can expect*: how positively could it impact your attacks (in terms of pain intensity, attack duration and affected activities) if you eliminate those triggers 

Your Trigger Improvement score is then normalised and standardised to make sure:

  • You can compare your score with others in the community
  • You can compare your own score overtime

*Here is an example of the logic we apply to calculate the improvement you can expect:

You have recorded Skipped Meal on some of your attacks. We will compare what was your condition on the attacks you have logged vs. the ones you haven’t logged this trigger.

Trigger recorded
during the attack
Trigger not recorded
during the attack
Improvement you can expect
Pain intensity 8/103/10Significant
Attack duration 10 hours10 hoursNo impact
Affected activitiesMissed workSlower at workSlight

Note: for cases when we do not have sufficient data, we may compare you with users who have a similar profile. 

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We hope these reports will add value to your migraine journey and don’t forget to let us know if they’ve been helpful for you at jenny@healint.com! 💕

Wishing you a migraine-free day,

Jenny and the Migraine Buddy Team

Jenny from Migraine Buddy
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