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9/29/12 12:32 A

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I have chronic migraines and chronic daily headaches ( and have basically my whole life. Long story short... My neurologist says I should avoid artificial sweeteners (among other things), but I am unsure how I can do this when I cannot have sugar. Anyone have any ideas?

I have heard Plant based sugar alternatives like Stevia don't have the same headache causing issues, but I find them bitter.

Btw...too get to the root of your headaches, I recommend a headache diary. Keep track of things like BBT, when you wake up, when you go to sleep, foods you eat and drink, medications, activities, and level of headache pain. Over time you can notice a correlation between foods, activities, environmental, or hormonal factors and headaches.

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7/19/12 10:10 A

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I think you should go to the doctor's and get checked. Maybe he can prescribe something or get to the root of the headaches.

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7/18/12 7:55 P

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I know that I get headaches when I eat aspartame, but I haven't had any artificial sweeteners at all. Come to think of it, I haven't had much sweet at all, besides fruit. My headache has lasted all day long, although, when I woke up my jaw was clenched, so I thought it had something to do with that, but I guess it didn't.

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7/18/12 1:26 P

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I have hormone related headaches a lot, so I am not sure if any are related to the losing weight.

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7/18/12 11:03 A

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Is there a food your eating more of now that you're limiting calories? Another option may be a food sensitivity. I know personally some of the sugar substitutes give me headaches.

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7/18/12 10:42 A

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One thing to consider is what time of day your headaches are occurring. Morning headaches could signal sleep apnea (a symptom of PCOS). Before I was diagnosed w/ sleep apnea my headaches had increased to 3x per week.

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I'm wondering if mine are too, since it seems that it isn't a common side effect of solely losing weight. I wonder which hormone is affecting it.

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7/18/12 9:41 A

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I've noticed the same thing. However I know mine are tied more to hormones than anything else.

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7/18/12 8:50 A

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Does anyone else get headaches when they are successfully losing weight. I am trying to keep my calories at or slightly above 1500 a day. I have been drinking more water than usual, but they persist. Does anyone else experience this?

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