November 1st, 2007

forget me nots

headaches and food

Alas, I hope I don't keep whittling away at what I can eat. *sniff* I like chinese food. But, the night before last I had yummy chinese buffet and then yesterday I had finger numbness and headache, then this morning with the little bit of aura spots. Maybe related? Maybe not. I'll keep paying attention to what I do and eat around headaches and see if I can track it better. I do know that when I gave up things with aspartame, that couple week long headache went away.

Anyone else have anything to add?


Here's a link to something on Chinese food and headache



also, this guy seems to have similar sounding symptoms to me:
from: this page

I am a 36 year old male. I have been getting migraines since I was
about 15 years old. I had few migraines throughout high school, but was
relatively migraine free thoughout my 20's. However I haven't been as lucky
during my 30's. In the past 3 years I have had approximately 20 episodes of
migraine.

I tend to get an aura before the actual migraine sets in. My field
of vision becomes fragmented, similar to looking through a kaleidoscope. I
also get a numbness in my fingers or sometimes in my mouth. I often have a
difficult time "thinking" during the aura period. I don't no if this is
caused by my anxiety or the headache itself. I am actually relieved when the
pain in my head starts, because I know the aura part is over.

I also know I have a migraine, because it hurts if I shake my head.
I have been taking Imitrex injections, but I hate to give myself the shots
(chicken). I tend to wait until the migraine is in full bloom, before I give
myself the shot (dumb). I recently began taking the tablet form of Imitrex.

On the positive side, the Imitrex seems to prevent what I use to
call migraine hangover, I would feel out of sorts for a few days after a
migraine. With the Imitrex I don't feel that way. One thing I am curious
about is whether anybody else tends to be obsessed with migraine. I know
that after I have a headache, it is all I can think about for days,
sometimes weeks. If anybody as a solution please let me know.

---Larry

P.S. Exercise seems to help after the migraine.