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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 Editorial Team - December 1, 2017
...? The holiday season can bring about difficult migraine trigger induced environments from holiday gatherings, change in sleep schedules, foods, fragrances…the list can seem never ending! Are there specific triggers during... to vent about the holidays? We are here to lend an ear! Share how you REALLY feel when it comes to migraine management and the holidays. Share your answer(s) here Are there specific holiday triggers that affect your migraine...

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By blackbaph - December 4, 2017
... it’s right for you, but figure I want to help as many people as I can as I’d tried everything before this, food triggers, maxalt, migraine tablets, dark rooms, etc and nothing else ever helped. I do recommend though to still... these debilitating migraines for good. Sarah x Sign up for emails from Migraine.com: Thanks! You're all set! Good news - you're already subscribed! Need help? Let us know at contact@Migraine.com. Something's not right... Try again or let us know at contact@Migraine.com....

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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...

3 Answers Submitted By smpalos1 - December 5, 2017

…I have been researching the connection between mold and migraines but little to no studies, Anyone have any experience…

1 Answer Submitted By Spencer - December 10, 2017

trigger that I seem to have that she can’t seem to relate to at all is boredom. If I’m inactive for any amount of time or I run out of things to do, I can just feel my migraine begin. It’s like, if my mind…

3 Answers Submitted By Susanmees - December 5, 2017

…This might just be psychosomatic but sometimes it seems like my migraines get worse when I try to diet and eat healthy. It’s frustrating because I feel a conflict between treating my headaches and trying to take care of myself…

4 Answers Submitted By Tans - December 5, 2017

…Hi, I had Migraines since very young, I reckon around 6 years of age. In 2013 a gynecologist reckoned that my migraines were due to hormones… I had a hysterectomy that same year in June. During the procedure I had a stroke, fortunately recovered well… I did not have any more migraines after that, only cluster headaches now and then. Now all of a sudden it’s back! Two in one month… I don’t know if this is normal…

0 Answers Submitted By Tamara - December 3, 2017

…I have had a pea sized hard lump on the top of my scalp for quite a few years. If I pressed on it, it hurted a lot and shot down behind my eye – and would trigger a migraine if I played with it too much. I talked to my… pain management doc about it – he said it could be removed if it was tender. So I removed it yesterday morning, triggered a migraine with him playing with it and pressing. It hurts like hell still the next afternoon…

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By Tryingtobehappy - December 4, 2017
... hours extra to make up for my lost wages. We are barely making it. I have two children and if I am let go it would be impossible for me to get another job since so many of my triggers would be caused by work related conditions.... Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Sign up for emails from Migraine.com: Thanks! You're all set! Good news - you're already subscribed! Need help? Let us know at contact@Migraine.com. Something's not right... Try again or let us know at contact@Migraine.com....

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By HArelief - December 12, 2017
... exposure and H-pylori which triggered the Hashimoto’s are both root causes of migraines. The prescription meds did not work for me. I have too many sensitivities. I did have to utilize continuous FMLA for 12 weeks...

1 Answer Submitted By StefD - December 8, 2017

…I’ve used food as medicine for more than 30years. I learned years ago from a Physician and Nutritionist that those with chronic pain issues tend to burn through B-6; B-12; and Magnesium (raw almonds & chicken are two… foods) Intrigued, I started eating food rich in those vitamins and it did help reduce the intensity of my attacks. Currently, I’m on day 9 of a migraine that’s not responding to any medical treatments. Eating some chicken takes…

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By maria.deleon - December 12, 2017
... a variant of migraine with auras. They typically occur in children who already have diagnosis of migraines. This variant usually has a distinct trigger mainly of prior head injury (even small bump in the head) in at least.... Since the chance of recurrence is very low most ACM are treated as a migraine disorder. Only 1 in 4 will have more than one episode. Keep diary if more than one episode occurs as to onset, duration, and triggers. Have a 24...

2 Answers Submitted By Editorial Team - November 22, 2017

…The holiday season can bring about difficult migraine trigger induced environments from holiday gatherings, bright lights, change in sleep schedules, foods, fragrances…the list can seem never ending! Are there specific triggers during this time of the year that affect your migraine? Do you have some tips for managing them?…

1 Answer Submitted By Alex279 - December 11, 2017

… remedies and the expensive massages and chiropractor visits, even the excruciating painful neurologist visits with receiving injections all over my face, head, and trigger points and still end up in the hospital a few times…

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By Anna Eidt - November 30, 2017
... if migraine hit the highway for good I would cherish every late night, every unplanned nap, every live concert, and every artificially flavored Cheeto with reckless abandon. And maybe I would, because if migraine has taught me... anything, it’s to relish in the little triumphs. The little things Sometimes I like to add simple things to my daily to-do list just so I can cross them off and feel accomplished. Got out of bed? Good job! Brushed your teeth today...

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By kaleighann15 - December 11, 2017
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