Posted 7/20/2012 10:02 PM (GMT -7)
Hello, I have migraines 2-5 days per week, every week. I am 25 years old and I've been getting them for 12 years now. I have recently discovered that eating foods with the coloring red #40 in them increases my chance of getting a migraine within the next 8 hours or so to near 100%. Also, when I eat this coloring the migraine is especially painful. Since completely cutting out anything with red #40 in my diet, the pain of my migraines has decreased significantly to the point that I know FOR SURE if I accidentally ate something with the coloring just from the amount pain I'm feeling.
However, the number of migraines I'm getting has not seemed to drop at all, only the pain. Another discouraging thing; I have never once seen red #40 on any of those long lists of possible food triggers for migraines. I am of the opinion that people who have one migraine trigger in common likely share other triggers in common.
Therefore, please tell me if you have noticed anything with red #40 in it giving you migraines and please tell me any and all food triggers for you. I'm talking about stuff you are at least 90% sure gives you a migraine, not stuff your doctor told you causes migraines and you simply believed! I hate all that crap about "stop eating cheese, alcohol, caffeine, chocolate, meat, and anything else delicious" nonsense.