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Gluten trigger for migraines

Many of us, myself included, have a gluten sensitivity that triggers migraines. While avoiding gluten is the norm, it is not always possible to avoid, like when you are visiting someone and they serve pasta for dinner. Here's what I do : Take 3 full strength aspirins ( 325mg each )and a large glass of water immediately after eating. It works to avoid getting a migraine !!!....jimmyblue.

  1. Thanks for sharing, Jimmy!
    I'll give that a try next time I'm in a pinch.

    1. Glad to hear that helps you! It might not work for everyone since we're all different, but we love to hear when someone finds a way through a tough situation like this. Did you have testing for your gluten sensitivity, or was it just trial and error? And do you have other food triggers? Just curious. Thanks for sharing! -Melissa, team member

      1. Yes, tested positive for gluten sensitivity. Other food sensitivities found by keeping a journal include milk, cheese, chocolate, alcohol, asparagus and preservatives like MSG and sodium phosphate......jimmyblue


        1. Thank you for the update and sharing your input with us. Have you found avoiding those food beneficial in reducing attack frequency and severity?
          Looking forward to hearing from you, Nancy Harris Bonk, Patient Leader/Moderator (Team Member)

      2. Yes, avoidance of triggers is very helpful. Now experimenting with avoiding multivitamins. They contain metals, and metals are known to start headaches. We don't need the chromium, molybdenum, cobalt or selenium found in multivitamins.


        1. Thank you for sharing this. So many of us are sensitive to so many things it sure can make life more challenging.
          I hope you keep us posted on avoiding multivitamins and how that impacts you.
          Pain free wishes on the way, Nancy Harris Bonk, Patient Leader/Moderator (Team Member)

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