Thanks for the reply.
I definitely agree with the threshold theory. Its just so hard to find what contributes to the levels. I am frustrated beyond all belief and I know that must not help...
Husband and I were always really good eaters - we always made every thing from scratch and eat a lot of organics. So preservatives had never been too much of a concern until now that I've ruled so many other things out...
I'm literally at a loss as to what my triggers are. I've taken EVERYTHING from the book out for 2 months and Still get my headaches. That's what's so frustrating.
The wheat and sugar angle is intrguing they may be the next to go, but I think I will need a nutritionist to help me with that as there is NO way I am getting enough vitamins and things now that I am on such a restricttive diet (even more than the book said).
I've been off all fixative meds for 12 weeks that's OTC and the Midrin that the Neuro had prescribed. I went cold turkey as the book had recommended and that was no picinic. So I know that none of the headaches are rebound. No other meds than Topomax. Other than headaches I'm pretty darn healthy.
Thanks to the Topomax I sleep well. about 7 hours a night. More restfully than before I went on the meds so that's a blessing. I do agree about rainstorms and changes in barometric pressure. I've noticed those headaches. They aren't any fun and I can't do anything about them.
Thanks for your help and advice. I have to go see my neuro on Tuesday. I am going to ask him what he thinks about the sugar/wheat theory, see if I can get a referral to a nutritionist and I may see if I can go off the Topomax onto something different - if 200mg isn't helping these headaches I want to try something else