Click on my user name, I've posted umpteen times about
the dangers of artificial sweeteners/aspartame and the connection to migraines. If you drink diet drinks, or crystal light, 5 hour energy drinks, chew Dentynne or any gum sold at grocery stores, eat Yoplait light yogurt, any food item labeled fat free or sugar free, harmful, toxins (ie artificial sweeteners) are in these items. You are consuming these on a daily basis (if indeed this is your situation). Go off these food and drink items, and stay off of them. Artificial sweeteners are in a lot of medications too - such as sugar free laxatives and fiber supplements, etc.
If you want to rid yourself of these toxins, you need to read each and every food and drink (also medication) label from now on. Candy is not excluded from this category either. FYI, aspartame hides under a slew of other names, Nutra Sweet, Phenylalanine, Acesulfame-K, or Ace, Amino Sweet, Aspartic Acid, Methanol (wood glue), Sweet One. Just google aspartame and migraine headaches. You'll be shocked to learn this toxin is in so many of our food items now. It's scary.
Finally, caffeine may be the culprit (even though you mentioned it). I started having migraines at age 16, I am now 58. Due to another health dx in the past 4 months, I have gone off caffeine as well as aspartame. I now no longer have headaches - ever. First time in 42 years. My doctors would ask me what my routine was when a migraine would start so I said - a Pepsi (not diet), salty snack such as saltines or pretzels, and Vanquish (contains caffeine). He just said - you were in a vicious cycle, break it, now. I'm glad I listened to him.
I also drink 3 quarts of water each day. That is making me feel so much better too. I have 2 glasses of water upon awakening each morning, that's 16 ounces of water. Try that simple habit and see if you might feel better. Maybe you are not consuming ~enough~ water each day?
Post Edited (Marsky) : 10/29/2013 6:53:02 AM (GMT-6)