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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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

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

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

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

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 »

Why do certain food items trigger acid reflux and headaches?

Query: i am not able to eat chocolate,tea,coffee sour items,citrus fruits,sweet items.i am getting the migraine on top of the head . is it any a id reflux on head.gerenally acid reflux comes in stomatch.i am getting pain on top of the head after eating the above foods.is required any tablet for solve the p...  Read Full »


Dr. Nitin Dongre

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Dear sir A very good morning welcome to icliniq portal Dear sir the food which trigger your headache is know to cause Migraine and it should not be taken , Migraine is type of headache which also causes Vomiting to the patients , but that doesn't meen you never be able to eat it so you should take ...  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 Quka

Neurologist

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

Neurologist

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

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

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

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

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 »

Is it normal to get two migraines in a day?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old female. Is it normal to get two migraines in a day, within nine hours of each other? I have been getting them more often in the last few months, roughly once a month for the last six months. But all of a sudden, I have gotten two today.  Read Full »


Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A migraine is an episodic primary headache. If a headache is throbbing, with moderate to severe pain, usually on one side of the head, and associated with nausea and vomiting, it is known a migraine. Once it appears, typically it lasts for 4 to 72 hours based on its ...  Read Full »

I get headaches when I go out in the sun. Please suggest some ayurvedic cure.

Query: Hello doctor, I get headaches, especially when I wash my hair or when I go out in the sun. The climate is really hot here, and I stay indoors. But, I still get headaches, and my nose also pains a bit. I cannot stop washing my hair because of this. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you have mentioned here are indicating towards a migraine headache. However, no diagnostic test can surely rule out a migraine. Its diagnosis is mainly based on the symptoms. In a migraine, there is no definite pain, and pain occurs at any time. Some peop...  Read Full »

Can you guide us regarding my husband's frequent headache?

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

Neurologist

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 »

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