About a year ago, I asked if I could have migraines. And yes, I do. I was diagnosed this January, after a horrible autumn of migraines (no headaches, just debilitating auras lasting for days) up to 4-5-6 days a week on average. Here’s my original post: https://migraine.com/topic/could-i-be-suffering-from-migraines-2/
I have a new life after figuring out my migraine triggers, namely TEA, coffee, chocolate and sugars (particularly artificial sweeteners, but also honey and sugar if I get more than a tiny bit). I have also reacted to certain cheeses.
My doctor wanted to put me on a specific medicine to prevent attacks, but I decided to try the food way before using medication, and it has worked. I have migraines only a couple of times a month now, and with medication it passes the same day, instead of lingering for days.
I’m so happy!
My diet for the first weeks of migraine-dieting consisted of eggs and oat meal (waterbased) and only water to drink. I didn’t have any migraines after the initial first days, and thus I KNEW food triggered my problem. It was surprising to me how much better I got in only a few days, even through the withdrawal from caffeine and sugars/artificial sweeteners!
My life is new, and my journey started here! Thank you for your advices and explanations – it helped me ask for help to check if I have migraines! Due to the no-headaches, I did not suspect migraines until then.
My dessert-free, sweets-free, soda-free and caffeine-free world is very much better than the old one, even if I sometimes miss the sweet life. 🙂