Jokes0 min ago
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Hi Juliely. I've had migraine attacks since teen years - now 60 - and I narrowed it down to bitter chocolate in particular. Bournville, Terrys, in fact chocolate over 70% brings on an attack within hours!
Since the last five or six years it has developed into meniers disease (check the web) and I would dearly like to find some relief from that if anyone can help! (just relief - there is no cure)
Years ago I was given a book called "The MIgraine Handbook" and told it would change my life.
The crux of it was that it is a combination of triggers that sets of migraine, for example you may be able to drink red wine or eat a little chocolate after a meal when the blood sugar is high, but consuming them on an empty stomach will bring painful results.
The book suggested keeping a diary for six weeks, not just of all food eaten, but also of how long you went without food (night or day) and any other factors such as stress, weather, menstruation.
The author used to get headaches regularly on a Sunday, and once she had kept the diary could not believe how obvious the answer was. Instead of dashing round shopping on a Saturday with an empty stomach, she used to make sure to have breakfast and change her Saturday lunchtime red wine for white.
Different people have different triggers; chocolate, cheese and alcohol (especially when blood sugar is low)are very common ones.
Just a thought; have you been checked for anaemia?
PS I've just googled the book & found it is by Jenny Lewis & is available on Amazon - if it is the same book, still in print over 30 years later, it must have helped a lot of people.