Migraine Triggering Foods

A type of long-lasting and uni-lateral headache is called a migraine. It is believed that foods high in sodium, food additives (monosodium glutamate), and artificial sweeteners can trigger a migraine. Some other food triggers are eggs, onions, wheat, dairy products, citrus fruits, caffeine, chocolate, and nuts.

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My husband gets frequent headaches thrice a week. Please help us.

Query: Hello doctor,My husband is having very frequent headache problem for at least twice or thrice in a week. We have consulted eye specialist as well as an ENT specialist, but in the test everything is good. Now, we are worried about his problem. Can you suggest or guide us about the reason?  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to ask a few questions related to your husband's headache. Since how long he have these headaches? For how much time the episode of a headache will last? Is there any associated nausea or vomiting during headaches? How is his sleep? I suggest you get an MRI of th...  Read Full »

I get headaches with intermittent vertigo and dizziness due to light sensitivity. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old female. For the past three months, I have been experiencing daily headaches, intermittent dizziness and vertigo, tinnitus and light sensitivity. I have received a diagnosis of a vestibular migraine and my neurologist reports down beating nystagmus while using Frenzel go...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Your symptoms are suggestive of a migraine only. The new symptom that you have noticed also is in favor of a migraine headache. In such case, I would recommend you not to worry as all your investigations are within normal limits. Migraine headac...  Read Full »

Why do certain food items trigger acid reflux and headaches?

Query: Hi doctor,I am unable to eat chocolate, tea, coffee, sour items, citrus fruits, and sweet items. I get a migraine on the top of the head. I have pain in my head immediately after taking these food items. Can I have acid reflux on my head? Generally, acid reflux occurs in the stomach but I am getting...  Read Full »


Dr. Nitin Dongre

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The foods that trigger your headache cause migraine in you and they should not be taken. Migraine is a type of headache. Sometimes, patients have vomiting due to it. You should take medicines to get relief. Try to take them for a little longer time and do not stop it un...  Read Full »

What are the other causes of headaches than stress?

Query: Hi doctor, I am almost 18 and ever since I was little I have had horrible headaches or migraines. Before, I used to get at least once in a week. If I sit in my dark closet, I feel like I am going to vomit or just bad enough. So, I do not want to get out of bed. I tried talking to my doctor about it ...  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to exclude the physical causes of headaches. You might have an error of refraction, so you need your eyes checked. You need to measure your blood pressure, as you might have irregularities of blood pressure. You should get your blood sugar measured as hypoglyc...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have a headache following pituitary tumor surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, My son had granules of the pituitary gland, and it was removed through the nose by surgery around a month ago. Now, he is getting an occasional headache when he goes out in the sun and when meals delayed. He has a history of a severe headache, and it has not improved with the drugs of a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. Although headaches are common after pituitary gland tumor, the presence of on and off headaches after one month of surgery indicates more possibility of continuing migraine rather than surgery. This is evidenced by trigge...  Read Full »

What ingredients or products can trigger migraines?

Query: Hello doctor, What ingredients or products can trigger migraines, and why this is the case? Some common foods or ingredients I have heard of are alcohol, aged cheese, chocolate, nitrates, MSG, and artificial sweeteners. Is there any truth to these? Are there any substances in common household produ...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is true that all these types of food may trigger migraine headaches. It depends on individual properties because not all individuals are sensitive to these substances. The underlying mechanism is thought to be vessel constriction and dilation, which is part o...  Read Full »

I have a pain behind my left eye and a headache in the base of the skull. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I do not know if you would be able to help. I just want to be pointed in the right direction. I am 25 years old. My height is 5 feet and 2 inches. I weigh about 127 kg. I have underactive thyroids, but they are not treatable by NHS standards. I have a mixed connective tissue disorder....  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know further details about your symptoms: Since when do you have these headaches? In which areas of the head do you feel the headache? From where does it originate? Is it limited to the area behind the left eye alone? What kind of a headache would you d...  Read Full »

I am suffering from one side headache. How do i find headache specialist?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from one side headache since last 10 years. I was diagnosed with paranasal sinuses. I am taking medicines for sinus problem and a few periods for migraine. But no results found. Please guide me. Which department should I consult and get treated?  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your description fits into migraine headache. Migraine headaches occur usually on one side of head and have severe throbbing sensation associated. They can be accompanied with vomiting, photophobia (severe sensitivity to light) and phonophobia (fear of noise). You can ...  Read Full »

What type of medicines can cure tension-like headaches?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old female in good health. I used to get frequent tension-like headaches and migraines with aura when I was a teenager that went away over time. I recently started getting them again. The aura lasts 20 to 30 minutes with blurry vision, patchy spots in my vision, loss of...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. To help you better, I need a few more details. How long does your migraine headache persist? Does it happen multiple times in a day? Is there any photophobia or phonophobia? Any vomitings associated? How is your sleep? What gives you relief f...  Read Full »

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