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Types of Migraines

  • By 1j0i603

    So I used to get migraines every month which I attributed to a relation with PMS. Got migraine, within hours I would start my period without fail. Since having the contraceptive implant put in my arm and my periods are irregular I no longer get monthly migraines. I don’t get them the same time as my period at all now.

    Now, I seem to get them as a reaction to alcohol. I could have only one or two glasses of wine and have a migraine and be violently sick the next day. Now it’s got worse, I can’t have one drink without being very ill. On my 30th birthday I had ONE cocktail, a small one. It was delicious but my god the headache started within an hour, I went home knowing full well what I was in for the next day. Sure enough, I woke up, migraine, sick…great way to spend your birthday!

    So I’m really upset because even though I don’t drink much anyway (one a month if that), I would like to be able to have that rare drink without any consequences! I don’t drink excessively and haven’t done since I was a teenager.

    Anyone get migraines like these? Are there any alcohols they find ok to drink? Maybe a certain cider, Spirit, wine? Organic help at all? I don’t like beer anyway so no point drinking alcohol free beer. I can’t find an alcohol free cider that isn’t fruit flavoured.And I don’t know how good they are either.

    I’m too scared to drink anything at the moment! One drink puts me out for the entire next day.

    Thanks, guys

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    • By Holly

      For a while I had migraines that started within an hr of drinking alcohol, but those only lasted a year or two. I just stopped drinking for a while so I don’t know how long they would’ve affected me. My migraines seem to change every so many years. I really can’t help you, but thought you’d like to know that it happens to others too.

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  • By Katie M. Golden Moderator

    Alcohol and Red wine in particular is well known to cause Migraines for some people. However, I’ve read in several books that drink a clear alcohol, like Vodka, tends to not have the same effect that a glass of red wine would have for people who react to alcohol.

    I don’t know if Vodka is your thing, but I would try staying away from whiskey, bourbon, etc.

    How long after you got the implant did you notice this issue with alcohol? I don’t know of any link between the two, but you may want to ask your doctor.

    -Katie
    Migraine.com Moderator

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  • By Holly

    For a while I had migraines that started within an hr of drinking alcohol, but those only lasted a year or two. I just stopped drinking for a while so I don’t know how long they would’ve affected me. My migraines seem to change every so many years. I really can’t help you, but thought you’d like to know that it happens to others too.

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