Twice I had some cheese in the evening and woke up in the middle of the night with a migraine. I keep a diary and know my usual triggers, red wine, skipping meals, lack of sleep, stress but wondered if I should avoid cheese also?
5 May 2011
"Aged cheese and hard cheese are found to be a major cause for migraine headaches. Many people have found a direct correlation between cheese intake and migraine attacks."
5 May 2011
Hi: I'm surprised your doctor never warned you about aged cheeses. Also, I have read that if the cheese is 'white' as opposed to bright yellow/orange (from dyes), that this will sometimes not cause a reaction.
Have you tried goat cheeses, like Feta instead??
Best of Luck to you!
PS: My niece has complex migraines that are triggered by all of your non-food items listed above; however, she can drink red wine with no problem... whereas I can't even SMELL the stuff without feeling sick!
I CAN drink white wine (although I choose not to), and champagne, which I love, but only have on special occasions. I find that if I stick to the more expensive 'true' champagnes, and pick only the most DRY varieties, I don't have a problem. Whenever I get close to the cheaper ones that give off a 'beer' odor (like Malt/barley/yeast??? ) I am in trouble!
Most times, I just feel that with all the other meds I have to take on a daily basis, the alcohol is just not worth it--especially when it interrupts my sleep patterns and wakes me up at 2 am! Plus, for me, even one or two glasses causes me to feel tired and 'slow' the next day...
5 May 2011
Yes cheese is a trigger. So is chocolate, citrus fruits, alcohol, spicy foods and stress just to name a few. I find that if you have stress and you have alot of these you may get a migraine but if your not stressed and have a few you might be fine. Just don't overdo the migraine triggers. Good luck!
8 May 2011
I noticed your question was catorgorized under ALS... if that was intentional, then maybe ALS may make things a lil different than anyone else, it being a neurological disease. I know my mother had migraines sporadically with ALS and had no problem with them before she bacame ill... just an idea
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