Migraine Comfort Foods – “Feed me, Seymour!”

Migrane Awareness Month

Today’s prompt for the Migraine and Headache Awareness Month Blog Challenge is: Little Shop of Horrors: “Feed Me, Seymour”: What comfort foods do your reach for when you have a Migraine or Headache attack?

For me, which comfort goods I reach for depends on which phase of the Migraine attack I’m in and how nauseous I am. . .

If I’m very nauseous, peppermint tea comforts me and helps relieve the nausea. It needs to be real peppermint tea, not just regular tea flavored with peppermint. Peppermint tea is good hot or iced.

In the middle of a Migraine, if I’m not very nauseous, I love sherbet – either lime or raspberry.

By the time I hit the postdrome phase, I’m usually hungry and want some good, solid food. The comfort foods I tend to reach for then are macaroni and cheese, a hot ham and cheese sub, pizza, and chocolate (no, chocolate isn’t a food trigger for me). Other than these, most foods just don’t appeal to me until the day after a Migraine stops.

Oh! One other thing. From the beginning of a Migraine attack to the end, I want Diet Dr. Pepper, and I hate drinking plain water. At other times, I drink plenty of water and love iced tea, but during a Migraine, unless I want peppermint tea, it’s the Diet Dr. Pepper that I reach for.

This prompt makes me curious. What comfort foods do YOU reach for? Please post a comment and tell us!

Learn more about the 2013 MHAM Blog Challenge and other MHAM events by visiting: 2013 Migraine & Headache Awareness Month Information Page

June, Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, is dedicated to Unmasking the Mystery of Chronic Headache Disorders. The Migraine and Headache Awareness Month Blog Challenge is issued by FightingHeadacheDisorders.com

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