Hi there – I have suffered from migraines since the time I was about 15 (I’m now 25). I would get really debilitating symptoms such as visual aura, confusion, sensitivity to light/sound, nausea, etc. I pinpointed that cheddar cheese was an immediate trigger and many other hard/aged cheeses could bring on an attack. While following a strict diet & exercise regimen, I was able to have only one migraine every month or two, but I still got them every so often. In 2015 or 2016 I had an MRI after the neurologist was concerned that I was having trouble speaking during a few episodes but it came back clear.
Last year I was diagnosed with a form of non-hodgkins lymphoma and had six rounds of very intense chemo. Thankfully, I have since been in remission. But what’s more, I don’t seem to get migraines anymore! It’s been more than a year that I haven’t had one. I’ve even went so far as to try cheddar cheese a few times and nothing happened. I’ve told my doctors about this but since it really isn’t an issue nobody seems to care – my question is: has anyone else ever experienced something similar or heard of such a thing? My hypothesis has been that I had a tyramine sensitivity that maybe has to do with the blood and since I had a blood cancer something changed? Not sure but would love any insight!! Thanks, Max