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By Kerrie Smyres - April 28, 2015
... allowed herbs and spices to increase the flavors. There are migraine-focused cookbooks, but few also omit histamine-containing foods. Some of those recipes even include other potential trigger foods. Migraine diet cookbooks can... of wheat are delicious with a little butter or cream and maple syrup. (Some people find sugar a trigger, so try not to go overboard with the sweeteners.) Lunch Salad made of allowed ingredients and topped with meat or beans...

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By Kerrie Smyres - January 19, 2015
... from your diet for a short time. After you’re symptom-free (or have reduced symptoms) for a while, you slowly add foods back in to see if they trigger a migraine. The recommended time to wait before reintroducing a food varies... from several weeks to four months; in my experience, about six weeks is sufficient. Once you’ve determined a food or food chemical isn’t a trigger, it can go back in your diet. (“Food chemical” doesn’t...

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By Kerrie Smyres - January 29, 2015
... they’re relevant. This is integral knowledge to understand why certain foods are triggers. Food chemicals are a good starting point for a couple of reasons. By understanding how potentially problematic foods are related to each... to be the primary culprits to trigger migraine attacks are listed below. Some are naturally occurring, while others are added to foods. I’ve included some information on  each of the food chemicals as well as links to good...

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By Kerrie Smyres - April 22, 2015
...Is food allergy testing a good way to test for migraine triggers? This is a common question when people are overwhelmed by the details of an elimination diet. The answer is: it’s complicated. Food allergies usually cause... some sort of reaction every time the trigger food is eaten, though the symptoms may vary from one reaction to the next, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.1 Food-related migraine triggers...

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By Holly Baddour - October 4, 2017
... we cannot control: stress, hormones, barometric pressure, moon cycle, lights, sounds, smells, and more. Foods can often be a trigger and we have greater control over our diet. What we put in our mouths can directly impact... surprise, I had already been avoiding many triggers on my own due to a lifetime of experience with the call and response dynamic between ingesting certain foods or drinks which resulted in pain soon after. Therefore...

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By Ms.Piggy - October 12, 2017
...I have had chronic headache and migraine disease for well over 20 years now. The symptoms and triggers have evolved and changed throughout the years and I am always unpleasantly surprised when a new one arises, but I just... roll with it and do my best to deal with it. Recently, smell sensitivity has booted light sensitivity to the curb as my #1 symptom and trigger. With light sensitivity, I can put on very dark glasses, cover my eyes with a thick...

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By Editorial Team - October 16, 2017
.... “Cooking is terrifying during a migraine. Both my kids are subsequent good cooks.” “Cooking! Don’t want to eat much less cook.” “The smell of food/cooking is too much to handle at times. Eating food is a chore itself.” “Cooking... great, it’s just a huge trigger. Even when I wear a mask, it still gets to me.” “Scrubbing the tub! The fumes have me in bed within minutes. Thank goodness for my hubby or it would never get done.” “I can’t use the heavy duty...

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By Lisa Robin Benson - March 16, 2017
... for computer work, as standing helps me keep good posture. Not eating on time I like to think of myself as a foodie, in fact I’ve done some food writing and restaurant reviews. That said, there’s another reason why...We hear a lot about migraine triggers, and one of the first tasks a doctor will often give a patient is to keep a headache diary to identify them. I’ve had migraines since I was a kid and I always knew there were...

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By Holly Baddour - October 19, 2017
...Are you: Going to sleep at the same time every night Waking up at the same time every morning Eating at regular intervals Avoiding all dietary triggers (smoking, alcohol, dairy, gluten, nuts, sugar, etc.) Taking your... medications on time (but never too much) For the chronic migraineur, perhaps the best chance for fewer flare-ups is a regimented life that includes a strict sleep schedule, eating regularly, careful avoidance of triggers...

By Editorial Team - October 11, 2017
... circumstances to trigger onset. The range of life circumstances that can lead to mental health difficulties includes negative life events, exposure to violence, sexual and physical abuse, trauma, low stress tolerance, financial... where people perform repetitive behaviors (compulsions) in response to continuous and uncontrollable thoughts or urges (obsessions). Eating Disorders: Includes anorexia nervosa (an obsessive desire to lose weight by food...

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By tommyb - October 15, 2017
...Hello, I used to suffer from migraines as a child and then I kind of grew out of them. I’ve always suffered with headaches though and I’ve managed them quite well. I’m going through a tough patch with my anxiety at the moment and I’ve been getting strange head pressure. Behind my ears and even in my mouth. My temples get really sore and my eye aches a lot. I get a warm sensation across my head and face or short stabbing pains in my head too. I...

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By GeekyOwl - October 7, 2017
.... I thought I was having a stroke. After the 1st migraine I began getting them once every few months. After I turned 40 they increased. I have changed my diet because I found eggs & aspartame are triggers. 2 years ago my...

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By Amanda Workman - October 18, 2017
... in the first place. A very good first step is to begin to take note of what is triggering your anger to flare up, much like you would note what was triggering a migraine or panic attack. If the cause of your anger is your partner... and 41% of respondents have mood changes. Additionally 51% of respondents have difficulty communicating, which could easily lead to aggravation and periods of anger all by itself. Regardless of how somebody looks at it, living...

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By maria.deleon - October 20, 2017
... because it would trigger nausea and vomiting. This can be extremely difficult for children who just want to fit in. This problem can reach its peak in cases of field trips where the stress and anxiety of fitting in and weary... would seek dark and quiet places, ask me not to talk loudly and turn off any sound during extreme fatigue. Typically occurring after she had not eaten, slept well, or there was low barometric pressure- all triggers of migraines...

6 Answers Submitted By billyjodi - October 13, 2017

…Just joined today already feel like I have learned a lot from all of your comments….I get the usual migraines which are easy to identify and good relief with imitrex…however I also get the worse pain in the back…

5 Answers Submitted By roseburg - October 14, 2017

… lungs are working harder. I’m fit, my heart is good, and exercise doesn’t seem to impact it. I’m not hyperventilating. It’s an intermittent thing with me—a day or two here and there, then it leaves…My migraines are often…

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By Elizabeth Roberts-Zibbel - October 10, 2017
...;is that sometimes I don’t get to see you very much. I get sad because I don’t see you, and I also get worried about you feeling so bad. But one thing that is good is that I always know that you are going to be okay.”....” Zo answered, “Having the experience is both good and bad. It’s who you are. It means that you’re home more since you can’t go to an office or building to work, you stay here. But a lot of that time...

By Editorial Team - October 16, 2017
... are covered under your plan and available in your area, are good places to start. If you live with a physical health condition, ask your treating doctor for a referral to a professional who will understand the complications...