A few times over the yrs I’ve had a crushing headache within a few hrs of drinking a little alcohol (not every time) and as a light triggered aurora sufferer I didn’t even consider it to be a migraine but now I realise it is. Does anyone else suffer this? Any tips for prevention other than behind tea total? Is it just certain alcoholic drinks that do this?.
Alcohol induced migraine : A few times... - National Migraine...
Hi. I’ve had migraine since aged 5 years but certain things seem to really trigger me including alcohol. I have found that I have a histamine intolerance and alcohol and histamine don’t go! Especially wine champagne and beer as well as a whole load of ‘good’ foods such as avocados strawberries spinach etc. It’s worth getting the blood tests done as there are things you can do to mitigate the problem. There are supplements you can take and also just having the knowledge about this enables you to take action. Hope this helps.
I can’t drink red wine at all. My limit is two 150 ml glasses of either a very good white wine or champagne with at least 2 or 3 times as much water. Takes a lot of the fun out of having a drink, but I do like the taste! Anything else is a 24 hour migraine with sickness and agony. Unsurprisingly, I don’t drink much. I drive a lot...
Oops! This might have been a mistake for me to read this discussion because now I feel even more inadequate. I can very rarely drink alcohol (draft beer), maybe 3 times a year and it is only with a meal, and I need to 'feel' that it will be fine. That might sound far fetched, although doctors actually do believe me, but 1 sip of - lets say beer - has been enough in for me to get a full blown migraine within 10 minutes. I was told that 1 sip can be enough to widen the veins in the head within a couple of minutes. I'm not even talking about anything else such as wine or strong liquors. Just the thought of it gives me a headache. So, I invite all of you migraineurs, who can still have some alcohol on a regular basis, drink for me.
I have just found out I have migraine problems - had all kinds of weird stuff happening- alcohol being an absolute no no. I can't tolerate any - unless I want a banging head. Last time i had a gin and tonic I got really tired - fell asleep (not a large amount either!) Woke up an hour later with a banging head - took paracetamol - threw up (which I really can't do) and had to sleep with a cold towel on my eyes / head for the rest of the night. It's just not worth it to me now.
Emma - yes, this is common. I think you'll find that you'll have to give it up - sorry to be the bearer of bad news😞. I started drinking coke instead but my dentist moaned at me so now I drink low or zero alcohol beer and sometimes if I'm feeling really great and the weather is hot a small bottle of 2.5 % lager (Lidl). I'm so unaccustomed to it now that I can even feel that amount.