Hi fellow migraineurs,
I'm sorry title to this post sounds like the common spam articles on the web.
But it is not, so i wanted to ask if anyone else had a similar experience to mine with managing their migraine or maybe they did something else that helped reduce their headache frequency.
I've been having migraines on about 20-25 days per month. For the last 7 years. They are usually 5-6/10 and once a week there is a 10. Recently I've been on steroid injections to prevent them. Minor results - maybe 15% effective. So i was getting desperate to try something else as I run out of preventative medications I could take and the next option would be neuromodulation or whatever else they have. (and now there is the CGRP injection)
So 2 months ago I decided to stop drinking milk. Before that I've been having tiny amounts - just some every day with my americano. Maybe once every two weeks i would have cereals with milk, then maybe 1 or 2 yogurts per week. Some creme cheese on toast once or twice a week. Now i don't drink milk at all and just some yogurt once a week. I still have cheddar cheese 4 times a week.
And my migraine frequency reduced by 70% to that one week when I am on my period. I was shocked. I know there is a massive backlash against gluten, lactose, and carbs in general and I really didn't want to get on the bandwagon. But then I started researching why cutting out the milk helped even though I am NOT lactose intolerant. So apparently I am super sensitive to foods that have or can lead to production of more hormones of some type. A cup of soya latte will stop my period from heavy to zero for the whole 8 hrs. So apparently the tiny amounts of milk I've been having all my life has been causing the majority of my migraines. ( I am still evaluating in disbelief)
Maybe that interest in hormone issues developed from my ongoing acne at 30 years old, and PCOS - but according to doctors I do not have hormone imbalances. I am healthy with acne at 30 and an ovary that is loaded with cysts.
Did anyone else have a weird experience with cutting out a food from their diet and noticing some relief from migraine? I am looking for next steps to hopefully reduce them to a couple of headaches a month or zero.
I wanted to highlight that I would not get a headache after drinking milk. So milk is not a typical trigger for me like wine for example. But it was a long-term environmental factor.
Anyways, tips? experiences? Please share