Migraines from fizzy drinks ?

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   Posted 7/24/2010 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone else get migraines from fizzy drinks. I have been getting migraines for the past 5 years and lucky for me i find it easier just to avoid the triggers. I don't get them as often as i used to which is a good thing. My triggers are MSG, fizzy drinks and sweetners. Could be worse - imagine getting migraines from chocolate!
Probably my biggest problem is im living in ireland and whenever we go out we have to have a drink. I more than happy drinking water but then i get the looks. What are my options when it comes to drinks?
I get hungover and sick from beer and cider. Get a spirit but you have to mix it with something and the only thing available are fizzy drinks or dilutable orange that has sweetners. Yes then i end up sick anyway with migraine. There's no winning. I have wasted a whole day just being sick, its just not worth it.
Then i look like the oddball with the water. I don't like orange juice or wine either. So what can i possibly drink to fit in?

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   Posted 7/29/2010 11:27 PM (GMT -6)   
perhaps its the alchol or the fiz or caffine
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   Posted 7/30/2010 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
If I have a carbonated drink without any food I will get a migraine. If with food, I'm safe. It's odd and I don't know why. Only exception is Mountain Dew. If I have a migraine caused by a lack of or too much sleep, the caffeine in the Mountain Dew will often get rid of it.

Artificial sweeteners trigger my migraines too. Any food or drink that says light, sugar free, fat free, or whatever, I have to read the ingredients to make sure I won't be consuming one of those triggers.

I don't know what your selection is in Ireland, but here where I live (New York) you can mix drinks with cranberry, sour mixes, milk, ice cream...

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   Posted 8/1/2010 10:49 PM (GMT -6)   
How about lemonade or fruit punch or something?

Really, I wouldn't worry about fitting in. It's a beverage. No one really notices/cares that you got a water, not soda or something else. Sure, the waiter might, but that's just because it's cheaper/free (less in tips). So what if they do? Get the water. It's (usually) free, healthier, and doesn't make you sick.
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