Last week, we shared some study results for National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. Today, we’re digging deeper into which foods might trigger – or help – chronic headaches. We asked the community for their diet dos and don’ts, and here’s what members have said so far…
“I have found too much sugar can trigger a migraine. But then at the same time, in the past when I have had a migraine, If I drank a Mountain Dew (regular) and ate salty potato chips it would help alleviate it. I believe it was the salt and caffeine that helped.”
— PatientsLikeMe member living with chronic kidney disease
“I have noticed an incredible difference dropping sugar from my diet along with dairy. Am now using Stevia and there are many alternatives to milk products.”
—PatientsLikeMe member living with rheumatoid arthritis
“I have suffered migraines for more than 35 years… At one point, I was having migraines that were non-stop for three to five months at a time. One of my biggest triggers was fish. The only fish that I can eat anymore is salmon and tuna. I can eat shrimp in small amounts but absolutely nothing else.”
— PatientsLikeMe member living with fibromyalgia
Which foods set off your headaches or migraines? Head over to the forum and share your experiences with the community.
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