No more gluten. No more migraine.

I hope that my success story can help other migraine sufferers.

I’ve suffered from migraines since I was 14 years old (I’m now 41). Mine are hormone related, so I could expect to have at least one a month (around menstruation), if not twice (ovulation too if I was lucky). And they could also be triggered by other things in between – alcohol, dehydration, stress, fatigue etc. I was a headache and migraine sensitivity zone.

But a few months ago, in my attempts to fall pregnant through IVF, my fertility specialist tested me for Coeliacs Disease (allergic to gluten found in wheat, rye and barley). As an autoimmune disease, it can cause infertility. And i many Coeliacs also experienced migraines. I gave up gluten instantly, hoping it would provide a solution on both fronts.

Here I am, three months later. My monthly migraines are now annoying headaches, rather than the 3-day blackout they used to be. And even these seem to be getting milder and milder.

If you haven’t tried going gluten free, I highly recommend trying it for a couple of months just to see if it makes any difference. If it doesn’t, then you can go back to your usual diet. But with any luck, it will change your life as it has changed mine.

Good luck!

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