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Beer for auras

  • By migrainegrumbler

    I’ve been suffering with migraines for the past 30+ years. Like many people auras are the worst part of the experience. For me it starts with a “missing” piece in my vision. From there jagged bright lines form. Sometimes my speech is affected. Sometimes I go numb on one side of my body.

    A few years ago I was playing baseball when one hit. We didn’t have any extra players so I couldn’t exit the game. One of my teammates recommended i try drinking a beer. I quickly drank it and lo and behold my aura dissipated. I’ve been doing this for the past few years and each and every time it “works.” I put works in quotes because i still feel weakness with slight disassociation and a dull headache but nothing like the full migraine experience.

    First, I was wondering if there is anyone else who has discovered this? And second is there something that works as/more effectively so i don’t have to skull a beer everytime i start seeing auras?

    Would love to hear others experiences

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi migrainegrumbler,

    Thank you for sharing that with us! I’ve not heard of this before, and it’s very interesting. Beer for many people with migraine is a trigger rather than a help.

    Triptans, when taken early, may abort, or stop the migraine process. Let me share this information with you on triptans and aura;https://migraine.com/pro/triptans-clinical-efficacy-and-safety/.

    Let me know what you think,
    Nancy

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