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As far as I can tell I neither eat or drink anything else with caffeine in it, no chocolate, no soda pop no sweet drinks nothing. Is caffeine hidden in foods? I also don’t eat that much sugar as in sweet treats BUT I do love to eat carbs, pastas, bread, rice etc, they seem to be the only things that agree with my stomach! I am very unclear on how to figure out what my triggers might be other than weather (weather fronts just used to make me a little foggy, now a lot of times I think my head and ears might explode). My other vice is that I smoke, has anyone gotten relief from quitting? or cutting back? This stupid vertigo is so stressful I’m not sure if I’m strong enough to quit!
Any hints on what I can do to figure out triggers would be greatly appreciated???
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Order or buy the Heal your Headache book and try following the diet he prescribes in the book and follow his plan for a period of time and see if you notice any difference. It took about two to three months for me to see a difference but it was worth it…it will give you information about triggers and the migraine threshold. Worth the read…it was very helpful to me.
What about your sleep schedule I found that when I started going to bed at the same time every night (within 30 minutes) it was helpful. I prop my head up on several pillows as I cannot lay flat at all or it makes the symptoms much worse.
Exercise just a bit every day …walking is fine just do something.
Tammy I also smoked until about three months ago and I quit. Yes it has made a difference but I do not know how much bu I know it is the best decision I have ever made for my overall health…I wish I had done it years ago. Trust me if I can do it in the midst of all of this then you can too…if you want to quit I will be here to support you every step of the way. I can tell you what has worked for me and give you tips…but do not try to do the diet modification, lifestyle changes and quitting all at once…do one at a time and then move on to another one.
I did the diet modification , and lifestyle changes and then quit that is what worked best for me.