Update No.2: Keto Diet Cured My Migraines

28th May 2017

I feel that by bringing you regular updates I am in some way helping someone with their struggle with migraines. However this is a totally personal account specific to me and my fight against migraines.

I am now well into my fourth week of my ketogenic (high fat, low carb) diet.
I self-diagnosed myself with Reactive Hypoglycaemia, whereby the body over-produces insulin after a meal leaving me with very low blood-glucose resulting in chronic tiredness in turn triggering migraines on an almost daily pattern.

I have had not migraines since starting this diet. I eat no simple carbohydrates and consume no sugar. It is such a revelation for me to be living such a headache free existence. I had almost given up finding a cure, I was resigned to living under this storm cloud for the rest of my life.

Sure the diet is not easy and yes, I miss sugar, sweet puddings and chocolate. But I gladly give these things up for a headache free life. I have yet to decide whether or not to pursue the reason why I produce too much insulin, I will leave that for another day.

Feel free to reply, I would be happy to assist anyone who can relate to my migraine story.

Kind Regards
Ben

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  • migraine123 author
    2 years ago

    Hi Amie,
    A great resource for information on beginning a keto diet can be found here.
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/keto
    Kind regards

    Ben

  • amielynn
    2 years ago

    Hi Ben,

    I found this site in search of some relief from my longterm migraine suffering. Last night, i think i had the worst migraine ever. I’m thankful I had friends close by to rub my neck and feet. It was like wanting intense pain somewhere else on my body that will remove the migraine that was debilitating. I almost went into the hospital.

    Today Im trying to recover, with weakness, head and face aches, vertigo, etc. I haven’t eaten since I vomited. I thought maybe i should fast and find out what could be triggering my migraines. I’m very interested in gathering more information on your eating plan and process that has created a migraine free lifestyle for you.

    Amie

  • migraine123 author
    2 years ago

    Hi Amie,
    First of all, what causes your migraines may not be what causes mine. So far I am on day 26 of my diet. The main significant change is that I have cut out all sugar and all simple carbohydrates (bread, pasta, rice, starchy vegetables) I and getting used to tea and coffee without sugar.
    The keto diet used healthy fats as its primary energy source as opposed to carbohydrates. I now eat a lot of cheese which at one time I thought, caused my migraines. I eat eggs and a dairy products. I am trying to eat lots of green salad with olive oil. You must be careful not to eat too much protein thouh. I use coconut oil as a healthy fat source in yoghurt.
    I am blown away by the results of eating like this. I hope this information can help you.

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