It took me many years of denial before I was finally able to accept the fact that I am allergic to chocolate...very sad, but vey true...I get headaches every time, and still want more...I gave it up altogether and it's been great for me on many levels.
Same here with headaches the next day after Choc! I think it's the Tannins/Phenols. It diesn't take much chocolate for me. 1 Choc chip cookie will do it. I even tried some bakers choc unsweetned, as I am on the anit candida diet, guess what? Next day, Bamo! Headache. Red Wine same thing, Coffee too. It's like a minefield out there.
I have to be careful, too. A little bit seems to go a long way. I also break out around my jawline if I eat too much chocolate. I don't know if it's specifically the sugar or not - I typically eat 85 or 90% dark chocolate, so it's not as though there is tons of sugar in that. But yeah, I can't explain it, I just know that for lots of people, chocolate is a headache trigger.
Don't know about the migraines,however my therapist asked me to not eat cacao and oranges anymore bc it contains a chemical that blocks the gallbladder for days even in the smallest amount. Making it hard to detox properly.
I used to love unsweetened raw cacao roasted cauliflower:(
Could just be a caffiene withdrawal thing, but not knowing how much you consume otherwise this is just a suggestion. I get minor headaches if I don't get at least a little a day, usually in the form of tea and/or my beloved 100% dark.
I had been STRICTLY paleo for over two months before I sat for the Dec. 3 LSAT (law school entrance exam) so every time I was tempted to cheat, I thought "I'm doing this for mental clarity". Well, night before I had one square of organic dark chocolate thinking it'd be a nice treat. Woke up feeling so hungover, I couldn't do well on the exam, at all! I had to cancel my score and need to take it again in February. I obviously had a reaction after the chocolate had been eliminated for so long. :(
I had this WORST kind of headaches in years, & didn't really know why...i ate some of the dark choco in the evening and got the headache(i didnt know then) after hours of headache .. i ate a small bar & BAM! "welcome back headache", cant sleep now...figured out its this dark chocolate...I should not over-do the choco dose :(