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Day 971- Day 23 of Whole30...When Migraines Attack


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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Today was a pretty crappy day.

I woke up with a migraine and just felt like giving up. I was so sure that Whole30 would be the cure for my migraines, and yet, now 3 weeks of clean eating, and I wake up with the same stabbing pain behind my left eye.

I'm not sure I'm ever going to get rid of these things. And that makes me sad. I have improved so many parts of my life and yet started getting migraines a year ago, after losing 90 pounds. I just feel so defeated by these headaches. I couldn't go to work because I was nauseous. So I went back to bed and slept til noon.

I did get to go to get my BodPod reading redone and I was right. I went from 29.8% body fat in November to 29.4% when he used the correct lung volume. Not a huge decrease but moving in the right direction.

So now I'm probably going to go to bed early in an attempt to lose this headache. Even taking my migraine medicine this morning, it continued throughout the day. So I'm really hoping a good night's sleep will really get rid of it.

While I could have thrown in the towel with Whole30 and said, I only did it to prevent migraines and I really want a piece of chocolate, even though that won't solve my migraine either...I didn't.

I'm going to see this Whole30 through. But it's back to the drawing board in terms of migraines.

Boo.
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WHITEANGEL4 12/19/2014 3:57PM

    I know you will make it

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GRAMPIAN 11/29/2014 11:22AM

  Hope emoticon you're managing to get rid of the migraines.

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TERRIJ7 10/13/2014 8:40AM

    I'm sorry about the migraines and hope that continuing to eat "clean" will eventually help

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MRSRIGS1 8/15/2014 5:02PM

    :-( I hope you're feeling better.

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CORNERKICK 8/6/2014 2:07PM

  Hope you feel better soon!
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GRLTAZ 8/2/2014 9:15AM

    I agree. chiro or acupuncture may help. Maybe check it out. In the meantime, WTG on your NSV of not giving in to old habits !!

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BONOLICIOUS2 8/1/2014 9:12AM

    Have you tried chiropractic? After I went through the whole tracking my foods and trying to find triggers thing, they found out my neck is too straight and its compressing the nerves/veins that lead to my head - causing migraines. It might not be food related, and it might be worth a visit to the chiro. That being said, losing weight and treating your body right was worth it anyways right?! I am so sorry though - migraines are the worst and I wouldn't wish them on anybody. I know how frustrating it can be to have them pop up and throw you off course. Keep trying to find your "migraine source" and it will reveal itself someday. Good luck!!!!!!

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WRITERWANNAB 8/1/2014 1:47AM

    I hope you can get those migraines under control. I had them for a while. Now just occasionally & I can usually stop it. emoticon

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CAMILALW28 7/31/2014 10:30PM

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DETERMINEDLOSER 7/31/2014 9:29PM

    I hope that you are feeling better soon!
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KATYSQUILT 7/31/2014 9:18PM

  So sorry to hear about your migraines. I've had them for over 20yrs. One of my worst triggers is artificial sweeteners. I check labels like crazy but sometimes I miss them in the ingredients and I really pay the price! Hope you feel better

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TIREDBEINGTIRED 7/31/2014 3:07PM

    emoticon emoticon I hope you feel better soon! I suffered from migraines for a long time, I finally gave in and started trying different medicines. I know it is not the greatest option but I ended up trying botox injections after my doctor insisted. They last for three months and really did work. I chose not to continue the treatments just because I am weirded out by the fact that I was having botox injections at 25. But it is always an option. Bless you and I hope you are able to get a handle on them soon. emoticon emoticon

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STILLMENEWBODY 7/31/2014 8:54AM

    I hope it disappears soon! Glad to hear you aren't throwing in the towel on whole30! Rest well! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SANDRA_E 7/31/2014 7:32AM

    emoticon Migraines are the worst! I hope you can find something that helps you!

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ROCKYCPA 7/30/2014 11:00PM

    Hope you feel better soon!

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CAROLJ35 7/30/2014 9:32PM

    My migraines always made a showing when I went on a very stringent diet. Of course, they also arrived for no reason at all.
They never left completely, but became very milk and less frequent after a hysterectomy, so I figured it was hormonal.
My kids and their kids also suffer from them, proving it is hereditary.

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JSEATTLE 7/30/2014 8:34PM

  So sorry about your day. Migraines are the worst and can really call you whole day. Good for you for not giving in and hope for a great day tomorrow!

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MOBYCARP 7/30/2014 8:23PM

    Migraines are tough to figure out. There are a lot of different things that can cause or trigger them. Migraines can be a problem in their own right, or a symptom of something else. If you don't find a way to eliminate the migraines, I hope you can at least identify some of your triggers so you can cut down on the time spent in pain.

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DIANNEMT 7/30/2014 8:10PM

    So sorry.

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LINDAK25 7/30/2014 8:03PM

    So sorry. It would have been really nice if Whole30 could have eliminated headaches! emoticon

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LIVELYGIRL2 7/30/2014 8:01PM

  I used to get them by the time of the month. They were cyclic. If you find a trigger such as allergies, foods, environment , stress, as least you got something to work with.

They do have tests for allergies. As for foods, they usually do the rotation diet. But it seems as if you eat pretty decent. I suppose someone can be allergic to something good for you like strawberries or carrots, not just grains, eggs, dairy.

My friend had this done, and they prick your skin with these samples. Hey if it's something one can avoid, that's helpful. However, if it's too common, like everywhere, that's a nuisance.

I used to get them from hormones.

I do believe they should be able to pin point something for you.

My friend took something natural that got rid of asthma

Today I got something in my e-mail from a friend concerning a little boy and also a hospital that dispensed therapeutic oils. The stress level in the emergency room went down a lot. I don't know a lot about it. But if you want me to send the link by your private Spark mail account, I can emoticon

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MAYBER 7/30/2014 8:00PM

    Feel better soon one day at a time love prayers peace God Bless
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JIBBIE49 7/30/2014 7:44PM

    Glad to see ur blog featured in the Spark Mail.

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MARYJEANSL 7/30/2014 7:31PM

  So very sorry - migraines are the pits!

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KOHINOOR2 7/30/2014 7:07PM

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BLPRETTYGIRL1 7/30/2014 6:19PM

    emoticon Hang in there.

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LCRUMLEY81 7/30/2014 4:46PM

  Get well soon! I hope your headaches give you some relief

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BEACHCALSIX 7/30/2014 4:19PM

    I get really bad migraines too, they are so frustrating! I get atleast one every month. I noticed if I exercise too much they are REALLY bad. Take it easy and make sure you're getting enough iron etc,
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NIELSENSLADY 7/30/2014 3:40PM

    Even though the Migraine issue isn't solved. Have you noticed any differences? Do they happen less often even?

Likely food isn't the culprit to blame like others have said. Migraines can be caused by a number of things such as allergies, hormones, deficiencies, eye sight issues, stress. A number of things. See if you and your doctor can evaluate some possibilites, ie blood test or you could consider getting a hormone test to rule out issues.

On the upside WFD had helped you lose an awesome amount of weight! Keep it up!

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JUSGETTENBY42 7/30/2014 3:26PM

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SHERYLP461 7/30/2014 3:01PM

    Could be hormonal, in which case diet wouldn't be that much of the cause. I had hormonal migraines until menopause, but maybe there is something that can be done about it now.

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NEPTUNE1939 7/30/2014 2:27PM

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NONNAOF2 7/30/2014 2:22PM

  I'm so sorry about your migraines, I hear that they can be very debilitating , so I'm glad that I don't get them. Hopefully, you will find the answer as to why you have them, have you seen a specialist to help you? I hope that you will be feeling well soon!

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PATRICIAANN46 7/30/2014 1:56PM

  I am assuming that you have doctored re: your migraines and have been told that there are MANY causes. I have had migraines for most of my life and though they have not TOTALLY gone away, I get them much less frequently due to some changes recommended by my doctor. Do you go over the 24 hour period before the onset of your headache to see what might have triggered it? One of the things that I HAVE TO AVOID, is wine. I love wine, and can sometimes drink it during the evening, but to have a glass anytime before evening is to ask for a migraine for sure!!! If I do not sleep well for a couple of nights in a row I can also count on a migraine. I have definite, no holds barred triggers and avoid them at all cost.
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SDEHNKE 7/30/2014 12:14PM

    Migraines run in my family. So many factors contribute to them. Even if the diet isn't the answer for the migraines it seems to answer a whole lot of other questions. Keep up the good work.

Suellen


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DMSGLASS 7/30/2014 11:18AM

    So sorry that clean eating was not the solution to your migraines. I pray that something can be figured out soon as to what might trigger them. emoticon

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JAB2010 7/30/2014 11:11AM

    Feel better soon!
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SHOAPIE 7/30/2014 10:44AM

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JERICHO1991 7/30/2014 10:39AM

    So many great accomplishments by you. Great job! Hope the migraine goes away soon, so you may celebrate your successes more fully.

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DJSHIP46 7/30/2014 9:50AM

    Sorry for your pain! In addition to all the various triggers, your monthly cycle can also be a factor. Hope your feeling great this morning!


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SUSIEMT 7/30/2014 9:23AM

    Have you tried the pressure points for migraines? I think I have mentioned it before so will not do it again after this. See a massage therapist that knows and is willing to share the information with you. Of course it will be in a paid session but it will be worth the money. My niece who is a therapist has shown many people (she suffered from debilitating migraines herself) it works. Do with this as you see fit.

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STEVIEBEE569 7/30/2014 9:23AM

    I suffer with migraines as well. Additionally, I started to Eat Clean, but still suffered with them. Now, I assess what's going on in my life. For example, am I having a stressful time at work? You may want to look at your stress levels.

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GIZMOLUVSME 7/30/2014 9:20AM

    So sorry about the migraine! emoticon emoticon But kudos to you for not giving up on the Whole 30 plan!!! Awesome job!! emoticon

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