Posted 6/9/2010 3:51 PM (GMT -6)
For me, anything with aspartame (Splenda, Equal, Sweet and Low... AND anything marketed as "diet" or "sugar free" , etc) can not only trigger a migraine, but can maintain a daily headache. I switched to Truvia, a sugar substitute that does not contain aspartame. HUGE difference.
Also, caffeine triggers migraines IF I have more than 1 cup/day (I try to keep it to 1 cup of coffee or 1 cup of non-diet soda, only a few times per week). ANOTHER huge difference. (Tip: don't forget, most restaurant iced tea contains caffeine!)
Lastly, red wine triggers a migraine either that night and sometimes not until the next morning (and yes, sometimes even only with one glass). White wine is a much safer choice for my head!
But you have the main ingredient right... WATER WATER WATER!!! Good luck!