Dr S gave me a printed sheet entitled 'Dietary and other measures to possibly aid in the prevention of migraine and migraine variant balance disorders.'
This is an exact copy of what it says word for word:
Dietary Measures - avoid the 6 C's
-Cheese and other dairy products including yoghurt, fresh cream, sour cream and buttermilk
-Caffeine - therefore decaffeinated coffee, tea, coke
-Chocolate - not just chocolate but chocolate biscuits, cakes and drinks
-Chinese food - MSG (remember MSG is also in a variety of other foodstuffs)
-Citrus fruits and drinks - oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, clementines, lemons, limes (and pineapples and bananas)
-Chianti and other red wines, certain other alcoholic beverages
-No undue exertion/exercise
Freshly baked bread and Marmite which have higher levels of yeast
Eggs can also be a factor in some people
This list is not exhaustive and in a proportion of patients medication may also be required at some stage to control symptoms.