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by 7944 · December 17, 2013 at 11:38 PM

A young woman in my family has intractable migraines, absence seizure disorder, and fibromyalgia. Her doctors told her to stop eating "anything with a face" a while ago, so she's a "vegetarian" who eats tons of pasta, cheese, and JUNK--she... (more)

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captaincaveman 0 · December 17, 2013 at 11:38 PM

I personally did not feel the effects of removing gluten but I hear its a common phenomenon. Here is a... (more)

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by 0 · September 08, 2013 at 03:55 PM

Hi. Since 2 years i have been struggling with various health issues. It all began with one week period of very bad diarrhea, fever and dehydration. My doc prescribed some digestive enzymes and said that i was probably some viral diarrhea and i... (more)

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by 100 · April 18, 2013 at 08:46 AM

Hey guys- Here's the backstory: During puberty I got migraines. They went away around age 15/16. They were horrible back then and thankfully they went away. Now, I will very occasionally get a migraine. Up until recently, it only happened when I... (more)

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Jean_1 0 · April 18, 2013 at 08:46 AM

I have floaters in one eye. I can move the blurriness by looking quickly to the side and then forward again. The floaters 'float' back after a little while. They are more noticeable when loking at a screen because the light from the screen shows... (more)

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by 15 · April 04, 2013 at 08:41 AM

I have been getting daily migraines for 5 years now and no treatment has helped yet. Lately I have been thinking about dieting to try and help them. I have been on the paleo diet for three months now, and the past week I have been trying to... (more)

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Colin_1 0 · April 04, 2013 at 04:19 AM

Do you do dairy? If so perhaps you can get some cream from your local farm. I find Bone marrow really tasty and it's basically pure fat just about. Hope that helps, best of luck!

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by 952 · April 26, 2013 at 07:09 AM

What can it be?! Apparently, it was not related to low body temp. as electronic thermometer is just not accurate enough.

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 03, 2013 at 06:44 PM

How many grams of carbs per day? That is exactly what happens to me when I restrict starch and fructose.

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by 123 · March 15, 2013 at 08:39 PM

During my period I get frequent migraines (as far as I can tell it has something to do with fluctuating estrogen levels) and drinking a glass of soy milk when I feel one coming on is the only thing I have found that stops them. Any less harmful... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · March 15, 2013 at 08:39 PM

I'm under the impression that phytoestrogens and phytate are the main reasons non-soy-sensitive people avoid soy in the first place, and phytate is more of a "less-is-better" thing than something you need to avoid 100% in order to benefit. So if... (more)

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by 1031 · April 18, 2013 at 03:03 AM

What different food types have been identified as triggers of migraines, either with an immediate response or cumulative over time? Some folks say that caffeine and citrus can be a cause but I suspect that there may be other agents at work such as... (more)

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Rick_Yazwinski 0 · January 30, 2013 at 01:58 AM

Anything that is a vascodilator can have a rebound constricting event which can lead to migrane... caffeine, sugar, chocolate, wine, (the list is long) are all vasodilators, temporarily expanding blood vessels When their effects wear off and... (more)

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by 252 · January 24, 2013 at 04:14 PM

Hey PaleoHacker's, If anyone is willing to read through this all and help, i don't know, I'll do anything to repay for the advice I'll receive...I've asked a couple questions about a set (rather large set) of symptoms I've been having for a... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · January 24, 2013 at 01:22 PM

http://www.jackkruse.com/emf-2-einstein-meet-leptin/ Here is you answer..........and many more of your answers.

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by 252 · January 23, 2013 at 01:33 PM

Hey all, I really need some help with sorting this out, having some odd sensations/symptoms I've been having a tough time wrapping my head around. I started getting a sudden influx of DAILY severe Ocular/visual migraines in march, as well as some... (more)

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Whitney_3 0 · January 23, 2013 at 01:33 PM

Hi, Thank you so much for posting your question. I've been experiencing "visual snow" for about 6 years now, but I never knew what it was called. It is so difficult to describe and I think doctors have dismissed it because I couldn't explain it... (more)

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by 60 · October 28, 2012 at 01:22 AM

i have a non-paleo friend who gets migraines. for whatever reason he seems to think red meat is a trigger for him, so he's cut it out completely. a life with out steak?! i mean really, i feel sorry for the guy. is red meat really related to... (more)

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Tyler_F 0 · September 29, 2012 at 02:57 PM

Does he drink pop? Coffee? Caffeine was a big trigger for me pre-Paleo. (It's fine now, for whatever reason.) Other triggers from my "three migraines a week" days: MSG, sugar (too much or too little), back/neck problems (fixed by lifting and... (more)

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by 0 · January 13, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Ok so first of all, I have searched this board as well as others and haven't found too much information that fits my health issues. I am a 21 year old, 6' male, about 172lbs and looking to gain muscle (and lose bf). I really don't know my bf%... (more)

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Pecan 0 · January 13, 2013 at 11:04 PM

One way to up your calories is to drink fat-laden beverages, like coffee/tea with butter and coconut oil. This isn't just a tool for those on a bulletproof protocol, you can also drink them as you normally would coffee and tea. Paleo hot chocolate... (more)

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by 10 · July 22, 2012 at 07:12 PM

Hello vdh1979, I also suffer from chronic migraines and have found relief from low-carb diets in the past. I'm also on Topamax currently and I'm considering stopping it and going back on the diet the but wanted to give the med a chance first and... (more)

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WyomingDiva 0 · July 22, 2012 at 07:12 PM

I have used Relpax for migraines with good success. But the less carbs I eat, the less migraines I have.

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by 1159 · November 26, 2012 at 04:40 PM

Has anyone treated migraines following this diet? If so, how strictly did you follow it, and what did you eat? It looks like I'm down to fresh road kill and cucumbers...and I'm not sure about the cucumbers.

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Kari_6 0 · November 26, 2012 at 04:40 PM

I tried the no gluten diet for 6 weeks and not a thing happened. I did not have migraines less frequently or of less pain, absolutely nothing and I stuck to the diet pretty strictly. I was hopeful it would work but nothing. I then eliminated... (more)

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by 10 · December 13, 2013 at 06:37 PM

Ive been Primal off and on for about 6 months, fully committing about 5 weeks ago. I cut out all grains, legumes, and sugar including natural sugars(except the small amount in my 85% soy-free dark chocolate). But I wasn't really losing any weight,... (more)

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mipe5997 0 · December 13, 2013 at 06:37 PM

I agree with Faith 1 in that a ketogenic diet was not developed to treat migraines. However, you guys should read into the similarities between epilepsy and migraines, the medication I use to take for migraines is actually for epileptics too. ... (more)

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by 173 · August 07, 2013 at 09:47 PM

Firstly, I understand you are not doctors. I plan on scheduling an appointment as soon as I can, but I was just wondering if anyone in the Paleo community had any ideas. Any input is much appreciated. I've had several UTIs in the past year and... (more)

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Jackie_19 0 · August 07, 2013 at 09:47 PM

Every woman's experience is different with the copper IUD. A friend of mine has had hers for five years with no problems. I had mine for three years with chronic infections, diagnosed thyroid disorder and severe anxiety. A naturopath suggested I... (more)

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by 10 · May 05, 2012 at 02:26 AM

Hi everybody... first posting, apologies for the tl;dr crowd I am 34 and have been overweight since 7th grade and my highest weight was approx 310. I have also suffered from debilitating migraines since I was 13 and had strep-induced psoriasis... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · May 05, 2012 at 02:26 AM

Just to echo other comments here, I think that a high-protein, low carb breakfast every morning for about a month or two is one of the main things that broke my poor nutrition cycle and put me on a better path. I like egggs, but other options are... (more)

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by 715 · October 05, 2012 at 02:52 PM

Originally went on paleo to help long standing migraine issues. Lost over 20 lbs so far and quite a few inches. Even before Paleo I was having episodes of heavy spotting between cycles (50 but no menopause yet) so ob/gyn put me on micronized... (more)

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adremen 0 · October 05, 2012 at 02:52 PM

I've had the same experience with bio-identical estriodol/progesterone cream. I couldn't apply the full dosage because it made me so tired, but my anxiety improved greatly, so I got the prescription renewed with separate creams. The pharmacist... (more)

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by 220 · February 24, 2012 at 07:02 PM

Hi y'all: I have genital lichen sclerosus and severe migraines. In October, I started a keto diet for my migraines. My migraines didn't get better, but my lichen symptoms were stopped cold, and I hadn't had a flare up in almost 4 months (the... (more)

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by 793 · February 23, 2012 at 10:04 PM

I've gotten migraines since I was 11 (I'm 29 now), but throughout most of my 20s they were infrequent - a few times a month at most. I went mostly paleo (80/20) about a year ago, and saw a dramatic improvement in my migraines - I could go for... (more)

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Anondson 0 · February 21, 2012 at 02:17 AM

I tried eliminating caffeine before and it did little for my headaches. Not really migraines though, just persistent dull-to-eye-watering aches. Sometimes 2-5 times a week I'd have taken Excedrin for. Not until I went crazy Paleo, I think it was... (more)

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by 3926 · April 16, 2012 at 09:03 AM

Hackers-I finally convinced my 80+ year-old grandma to go gluten-free in an attempt to lower the frequency of her lifelong, debilitating migraines. She went gluten-free and has been eating Paleo in general since December 1st. Well so far, she... (more)

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January 0 · December 22, 2011 at 01:14 AM

Annie, When I first went Paleo (and by default gluten-free), the first month was brutal. I don't know what it was; at the time I assumed it was blood sugar changes, but I don't know. All I know is that I was wretched with migraines, sometimes so... (more)

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by 60 · January 30, 2012 at 01:03 PM

Hi, I've been Paleo for approx 50 days now, gained weight somehow and get bloated and uncomfortable most of the time. I "went Paleo" because I'm trying to get rid of migranes, and 10 lbs of weight loss would be nice! 27yo Female 30% body fat BMR... (more)

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Maria 0 · January 30, 2012 at 01:03 PM

You have probably thought of this--but from what you wrote above about your daily intake, it does not sound like the espresso is consumed daily. I need to have the exact same amount of caffeine at the same time each day or else I get a migraine. ... (more)

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by 11071 · August 14, 2012 at 08:54 PM

I have been getting migraines since I was eighteen and went on the pill. For a long time, I had about one a week. When I started eating a paleo diet, I still got them, but usually only one per month, sometimes skipping a month. I have read through... (more)

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grace 0 · October 30, 2011 at 11:41 PM

Rogue, I'd second NoGlutenEver's thoughts. Thyroid is underestimated as being a source of many conditions for diseases of Western Civ. Thyroid also works in conjunction with adrenals to control minerals, growth, reproduction and... (more)

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by 11071 · September 09, 2011 at 07:12 PM

So, I get migraines, usually one every month, usually on day four five or six of my cycle. Many years ago, when I initially cut out grains, starches and sugars, I went from three or four migraines a month to the one. My migraines began when I was... (more)

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Lisa_15 0 · September 09, 2011 at 07:12 PM

I agree keep looking for answers, it could be something really unexpected. I do tell friends to adjust for EMF's from wireless that's now ubiquitous, appliances, etc. I actually wear magnetic gloves at night during the heavy days of my period... (more)

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by 10194 · January 05, 2013 at 03:46 PM

Just ran into someone else, like me, for whom eating Paleo has "cured*" them of migraines. So question is: 1) If you have suffered from migraines, has eating Paleo stopped their occurrence? 2) If the answer to 1) is yes --- what color are... (more)

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Laurie_8 0 · January 05, 2013 at 03:46 PM

My migraines have nearly vanished since eliminating gluten... I have green eyes

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by 10194 · March 17, 2013 at 09:17 PM

One of the greatest things about eating Paleo is the disappearance of migraines that had plagued me since early childhood -- I attribute that to eliminating wheat from my diet. Any other former migraine sufferers out there? BTW I should also... (more)

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JJ 0 · February 17, 2010 at 08:57 PM

I have a client whose migraines have gone from debilitating (and long) to mild (and short). My hope is that her migraines go away completely once she starts eating more meat and fat. I think her adherence to gluten-free is pretty good, but I'm not... (more)