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Amino acids

  • By SolusUmbra

    Over the years of having migraines I found that I had a craving for protein, and lots of it!
    After realizing this I looked into why some types of protein helped why others didn’t. From there I found out protein is broken down into amino acids.
    I found that there several amino acids that link directly to migraines.
    I asked my doctor to test my amino acids and he agreed, come to find out I was extremely low on many of them. We believe part of it is from another disorder, but since I started drink multiple protein drinks my migraines have been cut in half of not more.
    I don’t know if extra amino acids would help anyone else with migraines but I figured I would toss this experience out.
    And just a side note if it is something you want to try make sure you get your kidneys checked to make sure they can handle the extra protein load.

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi SolusUmbra,

    That’s very interesting! Thank you for sharing the information with us. Having half as many migraine attack is amazing – good for you!

    I’ll keep my fingers crossed this continues.

    Will you keep us posted on your progress?
    Nancy

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  • By SolusUmbra

    Just as an update, we redid the test sometime ago and it came back with almost everything looking much better. So I started drink less protein drinks a day and within a few weeks to a month my daily migraines had returned, so I increased the drinks again and they have once again eased up.

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    • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

      Good to hear SolusUmbra!! Thank you for the update.

      Please keep me posted on your progress!

      Wishing you a low pain day,
      Nancy

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  • By lmlahlum

    Which amino acids were you low on?

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  • By SolusUmbra

    My lowest (under normal) were glutamine and glycine
    But I was in the low side of normal for a lot of them

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