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   Posted 5/20/2010 9:06 PM (GMT -6)   
what drinks should i stay away from to help prevent migraines ? i was hooked on soda and im down to one a day and drinking alot more water . i was wondering what else is "safe" to drink besides water and wont trigger a migraine.


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   Posted 5/28/2010 12:58 AM (GMT -6)   
We each have our own "triggers." You must find your own triggers to avoid them. With you naming soda, I suspect anything with caffine, including tea. However, each person is different. In my case, if I have too much soda I get a migraine, if I don't have one can of soda I get a migraine (I think its caffine addiction LOL!). I only allow myself to have one can a day, because I found out caffine at high doses triggers me.
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   Posted 6/2/2010 11:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Tea helps me
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   Posted 6/7/2010 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
You are on the right track getting off the pop and drinking lots of water. That is the best thing for you!!

Smoothies are also good as you can add egg whites for protein, hemp seed for energy, also flax seed are good, add yogurt, fruit, greens such as parsley or celery or baby spinach, add frozen berries. You can google smoothies and find lots of recipes.

Good luck
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   Posted 6/8/2010 1:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Docs have ruled out migraines and clusters, my wife says they are "acute headaches" That information cost me nothing. After quitting caffeine for a year, the Cleveland Clinic doc says not migraines so no diet restrictions. Still I avoid anything with MSG and most chocolate, but find after a bad night coffee will kill the headache after a cup or two. Go figure.

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   Posted 6/9/2010 4:51 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!
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