Okay, this will sound weird.
So, to my dismay, last April during a bad cold and allergic reaction to cats, I went to town eating cheetos laced with MSG. I ate half of a huge container of MSG-cheetos from target and large amounts of MSG almost always cause me an immediate headache these days. Bad, I know, but I felt awful from being sick and had no food in the house. It was a weak moment, and I paid for it and THEN some because the intense headache it brought on me lasted for weeks, and continued off and on for the last 7 months. I was likely to have a headache 3 of every 7 days some point in the day, and some weeks closer to 5 days out of a week. It felt as if the MSG completely changed the way my brain functioned or the pattern of blood flow in my brain. Awful, toxic, terrible. I hadn't realized how so very dangerous MSG could be to certain vunerable individuals such as myself. I started to believe that perhaps my brain had been permanently and adversely affected by the over-exposure to MSG. And it seems that the MSG exposure did really affect the way my brain operated this last year.
On December 5th, I was at work and saw blind spots in my vision which I know to be an *aura* a sign that a classic migraine is on the way. I hadn't had a classic migraine with aura in over a year, and was not happy about
it. I went home and slept if off with little discomfort due to getting to sleep before the pain hit. That was a few weeks ago.
Well, I suppose I shouldn't speak to jinx it, but ever since I've had the classic migraine with aura, my daily chronic headaches have been less frequent, shorter lived, and less intense. It seems almost as if my recent classic migraine with aura "rebooted" my brain from the effects of the MSG exposure from last spring.
In other words, my classic migraine helped my daily chronic headache.
For now, I'm just happy to have had 3 weeks with less daily headaches. I'm so happy! I'm actually happy I had a classic migraine with aura. Who would have thunk it?!
Post Edited (CharmCityLady) : 12/22/2013 4:07:41 PM (GMT-7)