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By:Lynne
Date: Wednesday, 12 February 2003, 3:49 pm
In Response To: Hi...Newbie and ? about Headaches (Midge)

that Cheryl posted her study just before your question...

I did a quick search for migraine on the internet and found a lot on food allergies and migraines.

So, I did a search on PubMed for migraine and found this study:

Migraine and coeliac disease.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=11398309&dopt=Abstract

Serratrice J, Disdier P, de Roux C, Christides C, Weiller PJ.

Service de Medecine Interne, Hopital de la Timone, 285 Boulevard Jean Moulin, 13005 Marseille, France.

The pathophysiology of migraine remains unclear. To incriminate a comorbid factor is always hypothetical, even if suppression of this factor appears to prevent the migrainous attacks. In our patient, treatment of coeliac disease coincided with total disappearance of severe migraine attacks. Moreover, the coeliac disease was first revealed during the evaluation of a migraine with aura.

PMID: 11398309 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Another one about headaches and celiac disease:

[The prevalence of headache in a population of patients with coeliac disease]

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=11333382&dopt=Abstract
(I'm not going to quote the whole abstract, you can read it by clicking on the above link)
CONCLUSIONS: An increased prevalence of both migraine and tension headaches was observed in the coeliac patients studied as compared with data published in the literature.

Maybe you can try eliminating gluten from your diet for a month and see if you feel better. You could also try eliminating the most common food allergens and see if that helps.

Also, Feverfew, an herb seems to be helpful in preventing migraines. Don't know from personal experience, but there is a study on it below:

Messages In This Thread

Hi...Newbie and ? about Headaches
Midge -- Wednesday, 12 February 2003, 2:53 pm
Hi Midge!! Welcome to AV Link in Post
Cheryl -- Wednesday, 12 February 2003, 3:08 pm
Cheryl, thanks for the MAGNUM site, I'll check it out! *No Message*
Midge -- Wednesday, 12 February 2003, 9:51 pm
a coincidence Link in Post
Lynne -- Wednesday, 12 February 2003, 3:49 pm
Lynne, I read Cherys post,
Midge -- Wednesday, 12 February 2003, 9:58 pm
celiac disease and gluten Link in Post
Lynne -- Thursday, 13 February 2003, 9:17 am
Thanks Lynne! It sure eliminates a lot of food! *No Message*
Midge -- Thursday, 13 February 2003, 9:51 pm
Great info on www.celiac.com Link in Post
Verna -- Wednesday, 19 February 2003, 8:51 pm
I use to get them
Karen -- Wednesday, 12 February 2003, 7:21 pm
Hi Karen. It may take up to 2 months
Midge -- Wednesday, 12 February 2003, 9:54 pm
two pluses
Karen -- Thursday, 13 February 2003, 2:31 am
Food intolerances
Myra -- Thursday, 13 February 2003, 6:47 am
o.k maybe I just read it when you used it,
Karen -- Thursday, 13 February 2003, 11:24 am
Thanks Myra....it does sound
Midge -- Thursday, 13 February 2003, 9:56 pm
I am going to look into this, too...
Lynne -- Sunday, 16 February 2003, 4:21 pm
A little FYI....
Betsy A -- Sunday, 16 February 2003, 4:41 pm
Connection between celiac and thyroid diseases Link in Post
Cheryl -- Friday, 21 February 2003, 9:29 am
Cheryl, the link doesn't work...
Verna -- Friday, 21 February 2003, 2:02 pm
Here's another try on that link Link in Post
Cheryl -- Friday, 21 February 2003, 3:37 pm
Thanks Karen. Did it take you
Midge -- Thursday, 13 February 2003, 9:54 pm
Giving up Wheat...
Betsy A -- Sunday, 16 February 2003, 4:33 pm
the mango board Link in Post
Lynne -- Monday, 17 February 2003, 3:21 pm
Thank you Lynne,
Betsy A -- Monday, 17 February 2003, 6:01 pm
weird feeling....
Myra -- Monday, 17 February 2003, 11:29 pm
did it make you dizzy? laughing
Lynne -- Monday, 17 February 2003, 11:57 pm
Myra, yes, I know what you
Midge -- Tuesday, 18 February 2003, 8:06 am
It could be both...
Betsy A -- Tuesday, 18 February 2003, 11:51 am
Lewis would be in heaven.....
Betsy A -- Tuesday, 18 February 2003, 11:47 am
Betsy, thank you for all of this
Midge -- Tuesday, 18 February 2003, 8:00 am
Maybe magnesium would help.
Pam -- Wednesday, 12 February 2003, 10:32 pm
Thanks Pam. I'll do that. *No Message*
Midge -- Thursday, 13 February 2003, 9:57 pm
Do you get precursors?
sensitive -- Saturday, 15 February 2003, 12:08 pm
No, I don't get that. I am sensitive
Midge -- Tuesday, 18 February 2003, 8:11 am