I cringe every time someone asks what my migraine triggers are.
I get migraines more than not, quite a bit more… so I think a good response is ‘Existence’, ‘Working’ or ‘You’.
All fine answers depending on the person.
Worst of all are the people that tell Us what we should Not do because it is likely the cause of all our migraines. Because clearly, we all have exactly the same brain… so obviously we all have exactly the same triggers? Quite frankly I don’t care if they are right… I just don’t think they have a right to tell me what to do about my health. I don’t go around telling people their stupidity is triggering my slapping them in the face problem. We all have things we could change to improve our health and it is just not polite to tell others what they should do, for a problem they have never experienced while ignoring the fact they have their own damned problems. I’m just saying. That ranks up there on the top ten things I hate people say about my migraines.
Triggers are tricky and numerous. And they can compound.
Here is an interesting read about food triggers. migraine.com- Food triggers and Elimination diets I’ve been meaning to try an elimination diet but my doctors have never recommended it and, in my case, it would have to be monitored by them.
Now on to the awesome news: Chocolate is not a migraine Trigger! Yay! Okay, less of one. The Good news about Chocolate For me chocolate is not a migraine trigger, but in that first stage of a migraine it is something I crave. In the prodrome we often get cravings. I crave sweet and salty. Or both. And chocolate is often one.
“We concluded that people may be eating chocolate in response to other migraine triggers, like skipping meals, stress, and menses, and then falsely blaming the chocolate for triggering a headache. Chocolate eating can also be a response to cravings that often occur at the first stages of a migraine that has already started. While chocolate may indeed be a trigger for some people, it’s probably not a common trigger as had been previously believed.”
So interesting. What sucks about my brain is that, yes, it craves it. But then it says oh now you’re going to be insanely nauseated. Like it can’t decide if it Wants food or Doesn’t want food. Finicky beast.