Friday, May 18, 2012

Just Say Dairy

My next experiment in the struggle for migraine prevention: dairy-free. I have tried many diets and have kept countless food diaries, but I have never really been able to pinpoint food triggers (with the exception of aspartame). A poster at the migraine forums I frequent shared a story about giving up dairy after being sick with food poisoning and inadvertently discovering that not consuming dairy products helped reduce the frequency of his migraines. So, I figured, I should give it a whirl. Why not?  What have I got to lose?  I don't enjoy milk anyway, though, cheese is going to be a hard one to give up. And I realize that I'll have to study food labels to weed out any hidden dairy or milk additives. But, I will do anything to get some relief, so here I go again...

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Herbal Schmerbal

I am getting really discouraged. I've tried just about every pharmaceutical migraine preventative on the market with no results. And, now, I've been taking several herbal medications that are "known" to help with migraine prevention for awhile, and I am still getting migraines every day. I just don't know what else to try. I hate being sick all the time; I feel like I'm missing out on my life.