Originally Posted by eagrbeavr
lazy gardener. Have you ever kept a journal of everything you eat and when? Perhaps it will provide a clue of whats causing them.
I can't agree with this more. I have pretty bad migraines - mostly with neurologic symptoms (plus or minus pain). Really disruptive.
When I went to a headache specialist when I was younger, I went on a specific "headache diet" that was pretty restrictive with regard to items that may trigger headaches. Then you add things back slowly, one by one, to discover what foods may trigger them. For instance, red wine and chocolate weren't a problem for me - but Brie cheese would trigger one VERY quickly. (now too much chocolate triggers them as well - sucks getting old.) Also, get as much sleep as you can. I was taught to think of a glass that would get filled with lack of sleep, stress, poor eating habits, etc., When that glass overflows, you get a headache. Thus when you try to avoid stress and get more sleep (not always possible), it takes more of the other stuff to give you a headache.
Everyone's different, but the only thing that ever work for me, prevention-wise, was low doses of antihypertensive medications (calcium channel blockers when I was younger, beta blockers now). It's quite remarkable - I'm taking it for something else (benign arrhythmia), and my migraines just disappeared... (Except that one I had recently... when I had too many chocolate chips.)
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