Hi I have been strictly GF for almost 5 years and haven’t felt great since starting the diet. I have given up dairy which made me feel slightly better but have still be plagued by horrible headaches, they are similar to being hungover or having your head filling up with cement.
During the last 3 weeks I have tried to find out what is triggering the headaches and alcohol seems to be one cause, one glass of white 3 weeks ago resulted in headache, last week a glass of red and this week I tried cider and again it resulted in a headache. Yesterday I made gravy with a Knorr beef stock which is supposed to be GF today I have another headache, I think this is with the stock cube having maltodextrin as an ingredient.
I am just wondering whether anyone else has these issues and whether there is any alternative treatment for them, I am wondering whether acupuncture might help but don’t want to waste money if it’s not going to be of any use.
I have been prescribed tablets to take called Topiramate that will prevent headaches but haven’t taken them as I am a bit reluctant to put myself on daily medication as I have always thought that the
headaches were connected to foods and wanted to get to the bottom of why I get them.
I am still experimenting to find other foods which are causing me issues, I really miss cheese, although not a big drinker, I enjoy a glass of wine and with Christmas coming up I can’t say I am looking forward to no sherry trifle or wine on the big day.
If anyone can help it would be appreciated