Posted 6/16/2014 2:24 PM (GMT -6)
i am posting in this forum in hopes of helping anyone else who might have my similar condition (this forum was high in the search results)
have had migraine like headaches for 30 years. they are different headaches from specifically Migraine, tension, dehydration, barometric pressure, light, environmental allergy, other severe food allergy - but these symptoms or conditions can contribute to my version of headaches
the trigger is specifically and only when the Sun's (UV?) rays contact my skin/body directly especially on my head and causes a severe front/temple headache. the severity has been marginally getting worse over these 40 years (leading more suspicion to a cumulative diet factor). the effects come on typically after 4 hours of first exposure, and do not respond to NSAIDs, acetyl-salicylic acid, MAXALT or other meds and are severe requiring sleeping off, ice, quiet and rest for up to 4 days. they seemed to start when in my 20s i was working in a chemical lab and also doing renovations involving lots of new item VOCs.
i have tried many therapies, devices, treatments, meds, etc until recently trying longer term elimination dieting, only to realize that a restricted diet appeared to show the first signs of lessening of conditions and inflammation indicators.
this MIRACLE is changing my life, my healing from cuts and bruises is returning to normal and various joint pain, minor body malaises and youth and vitality is returning - i am active and eat well and enjoy some extreme activities. Possibly issues with digestion, IBS, joint pain, lowered energy,
my elimination diet showed positive effects ONLY after 6months removing ALL of these suspect foods: dairy, gluten & wheat (and actually ALL grains except white rice was reintroduced at 4 months), soy, corn, fructose/glucose, legumes, garlic, industrial seed oils especially 'vegetable' oil; this diet helped to reduce the accumulated chronic inflammation symptoms but the elimination eventually of ALL grains showed the best results and now i can risk walking around even on sunny days without an umbrella, hat and hooded nylon jacket (it gets quite hot on 30-44C days). i was a vegetarian and vegan for many years recently but recently changed to a paleo style of eating. Of great help for me in the elimination diet stage were rice crackers, nuts & seeds, lots of veggies, local sustainable and chem free farm raised animal products, inositol, spirulina/chlorella, green juicing, dehydrating, pickling, making water kefir, mushrooms, various berries, handmade organic chocolate and various elixirs and potions, ALL organic produce & fruits, Omega-3 fish oil, sprouting (be very selective), being aware of the difference between grains (prolamines/lectins/phytates), seeds, grasses and other phycological knowledge. i understand from various readings and opinions that the reduction of inflammation and attendant symptoms may take 1-2 years before being able to be outside in the Sun without symptoms again.
i hope my process might help someone with this mysterious and debilitating condition.