I have been getting migraines every 1 1/2 weeks for the last 3 months. (At times the migraines were 2x a week.) They seem to go in a pattern coming specific days apart–although the number of days last for a while and then switches to another number of days apart. I get the 20-30 minute aura before the migraine starts. Imitrex doesn’t really work. I now take Fioricet for the symptoms and it works fairly well. I do eat chocolate every day, but that is not a new thing. I don’t drink coffee or red wine. Does anyone have any suggestions about what to do or why I am getting them. When they intially started I was really stressed and anxious. I have since tried to calm myself down for the most part. I did end up with anxiety induced High Blood pressure but with the help of medicine that is now back to normal. Thank you for your help.
I forgot to mention that I’m a Dental Hygienist. So I do have a lot of muscle tension in my neck and shoulders.
In studies majority of migraines are caused form allergies of some kind or another. Alot of them are food allergies.The thing is, just because you always have eaten chocolate doesn’t mean your body has not developed an allergy to it.I had migraines and always ate onions on most everything I could.I ignored the idea that, that was the cause because I didn’t want to stop eating what I loved.But, when I finally did the migraines went away.After some time I became able to eat them again in moderation without any problems.
Chocolate has a lot of natural caffeine in it and is hard on the digestive system. Its very likely this is your culprit. Just remember it takes time for its affects to leave your body completely.Don’t eat it for a full week, then see if there is a change in your headaches.
on: 25th December 06