Both of my migraine cookbooks have arrived and they’ve got me thinking; nothing especially coherent so this will be a list post.
- First a lot of the migraine triggers are foods that I’ve come to like overtime after hating them in my childhood. Coincidence or did I not like them because I somehow knew my body couldn’t handle them?
- Also I can’t think of a single food that I eat once and suddenly migraine. Even chocolate I sometimes can cheat and get away with it and other times a few M&Ms kill me. Perhaps there is something these foods have in common that is building up over time resulting in a migraine.
- Even the list of taboo foods from the most restrictive of the two books is shorter than the one I was handed upon my diagnosis all those years ago, so that is hopeful. However, the fact that they don’t agree on what I should and should not eat is a bit worrisome.
- I don’t like most meats (chicken= exception that proves the rule see also hello stereotype) but it appears that most (all?) beans are triggers. This makes me sad
- Most cheeses are a no go. I will put off eliminating cheese from my diet for as long as humanly possible.