While I am not a seasoned expert on migraines, I recently have discovered that 90% of migraines can be attributed to chemicals, and some to artificial sweeteners - aspartame, phenylalanine, sorbitol, manitol, etc. Do you drink diet drinks or Crystal Light? Eat light yogurt? Chew gum or mints such as Dentyne/Trident, Juicyfruit, Breath Savers? These artificial sweeteners are in these product, in addition to 6000+ food items now. If you want to determine if these sweeteners are either causing your symptoms or making them worse, cut back and then eliminate them from your diet, completely. While you're at it, reduce and then eliminate caffeine. I used to have headaches since I was 16 and I'm 58 now, recently I was strongly suggested to eliminate caffeine and aspartame/phenylalanine from my diet completely (for another dx, meniere's disease). Once I went off all these chemicals, my headaches went away completely. I simply no longer have them. I only drink water now, 3 quarts. Used to be I'd wake up with a headache each morning and until I had 1 to 2 cups of strong coffee, it wouldn't go away. I had to consume 4 more servings of caffeine thru out my day, regular Pepsi, hot or iced tea. My doctor convinced me I was trapped in an endless cycle - my head thought I needed more caffeine to keep the headaches at bay when in reality, caffeine was perpetuating headaches. It was just a vicious cycle.
I was quite skeptical about
eliminating caffeine but turns out my doctor was correct. I feel much better now.
As a side note, he said no one should ever consume artificial sweeteners, they are lethal toxins and to be avoided at all costs. Forever. It's scary how many food products aspartame is in now.
Post Edited (Marsky) : 10/3/2013 6:00:13 PM (GMT-6)