Milk (Another Headache Trigger)
If I drink uncooked (or unheated) milk, I will get the worst headache EVER, which will last for DAYS. It could start the next day, but usually 2 days after I drink the milk.
If I make something with milk, like say a cake or a sauce, it used to be OK. And it used to be just milk, not butter or yogurt. But nowadays, it seems that I might be sensitive to all dairy products, whether or not they are cooked.
My doctor thinks it might be because heating up the milk, might kill the protein. I'm not sure, but I would love to find out, so that I can see if I have to avoid all dairy, or just milk. I don't think butter does, but again, I get headaches daily, so maybe I need to cut out butter and see.
Red Peppers Trigger Migraines
Many foods trigger my migraines but the worst one for me is the smell of red peppers. Even the thought of a red pepper makes my head feel funny.
Thank you Angie for your testimonial about one of your triggers. Isn't it amazing what can trigger a migraine in some migraine sufferers.
If one has a food trigger that is the cause of their pain, finding and eliminating that food or even a beverage will give relief. Our motto is, prevent don't trigger a migraine.
Let Angie know what triggers your migraines so others will see. This may help someone with their headaches.
Migraine Trigger? Definitely Alcohol
I have to say that alcohol is definitely a migraine trigger for me.
I am not sure if this is also the same for the rest of the drinkers out there. I started to take up red wine after I married my husband as he is a wine lover.
We always have red wine together with our dinner every evening and I usually take a few glasses. They taste so good with steak!
Since then, I started to experience migraines regularly. My family doctor told me that it could be due to my intake of red wine. He told me that red wine, champagne and whiskey are the most commonly identified headache triggers.
I guess it's probably due to the additional blood flowing to the brain after alcohol consumption? Anyhow, I realize that my doctor might be right and decided to stop taking red wine for a week. True enough, my migraines stopped.
So I'd say that alcohol is the migraine trigger, at least for me.
OK folks, you've heard first hand what alcohol can inflect on migraine sufferers.
We would like to say thank you Jacqueline for your testimonial about what alcohol can do to migraine sufferers, and what it does to her.
And that's just one migraine trigger out of many that can raise ones threshold to the point that they'll experience the discomfort of a migraine.
May we add that alcohol headaches are different from hangover headaches. Alcohol headaches or migraines are from small amounts of the consumption of alcohol in some migraineures.
Whereas hangover headaches are from consuming large amounts of alcohol, but the headache sufferers may not be prone to migraines or headaches.
Once again, thanks