Update: Keto Diet has stopped my Migraines!!

I would like to update you all regarding the discovery of something called Reactive Hypoglycemia. Firstly I am not a doctor and my knowledge of biological processes within the human body is very minimal. After noticing that every day two to three hours after eating a meal I would begin to feel tired and lethargic. I was fighting tiredness mid-morning and again mid-afternoon following lunch. I thought this was simply my body working hard to digest my meals. This constant battle with tiredness whist trying to focus on work would always result in a headache of some sort. Yes, this was happening to me every single day. I was getting migraines 3-4 times a week!!.

I was reading articles about diabetes, of which I was recently tested, I don’t have diabetes. During my research I came across a condition called “Reactive Hypoglycemia”. It is something that happens whereby there is a temporary drop in blood-sugar levels caused by too much insulin being produced after a meal.

I started searching foods that are high on the glycemic scale which were mostly carbohydrates and sugars. This led me in turn to begin a rather dramatic diet of which I am on my 11th day. It is called a ketogenic diet which is very low carbohydrate and high in fat. I have had ZERO headaches and ZERO migraines since starting the diet. Form the very first day I noticed the difference.

I appreciate that the trigger for migraines is unique to the individual, and “reactive hypoglycemia” seems to be mine. In hindsight I have endure this condition all my life. I remember feeling the tiredness in school and later during college. Surely it affected my grades.

I hope this information is helpful to someone.

By providing your email address, you are agreeing to our privacy policy. We never sell or share your email address.

This article represents the opinions, thoughts, and experiences of the author; none of this content has been paid for by any advertiser. The Migraine.com team does not recommend or endorse any products or treatments discussed herein. Learn more about how we maintain editorial integrity here.

Join the conversation

or create an account to comment.