The migraines have indeed improved. I get them them same frequency but not as intense, it is like I get the warning signs and then the beginning but then... it goes away! I used to ALWAYS end up laid in bed with an icepack on my head for 2 days!
SO something is working. I had an awful anti-paleo weekend, full of sugar, grains and alcohol. And of course I felt awful for days- belly is still not right! I wanted to try out the foods I used to love. They taste weird and sugary now. I'll have to find new favourites!
Anyway, I have decided to go almost full elimination. I've been reading all I can on foods that can lead to migraines- many of them. Interestingly I have also read that my Raynauds may be linked to my migraines- and a bit more scary these are sometimes secondary to an autoimmune. Mum has MS, Nan had Alz. hmmm. BUT it could be primary Raynauds. So full autoimmune paleo for 30 days and then I will start reintroducing foods one by one. It takes a while to find the diet that works for you!
I have cut out; grains, refined sugar, legumes, dairy, nightshades, onions/garlic, fungus (mushys), beef, nuts and eggs.
Leaving me with tubers, green veggies, carrots, lamb, pork, chicken and fish.
Not much to go on! but I'll make it work- I really hope I can eat beef, eggs, nightshades, onions and dairy!
Wish me luck!
The who and why of it all
- Canberra, ACT, Australia
- Trying different ways to optimise life health and happiness by eating real food and bulding strength. I used to have migraines every fortnight that would put me out for days. I ate a lot of sugar in it's classic sweet form and in its filling bread/pasta form. I was always tired and weak but never overweight- so I never questioned my diet. Until someone else did. Now I barely ever get migraines, I am strong and getting stronger. I am more active than I have ever been.