With the start of a new year, I’ve decided to try something else to try to decrease these headaches. I’m going on a significant elimination diet. I’ve tried gluten-free, no MSG, and no chocolate or caffeine diets separately without success. However, it may be that there may be some food items that are “partial” triggers – by themselves they don’t cause a headache, but several of them together can cause headaches. I already know that multiple triggers are more likely to give me migraines than a single trigger which is what convinced me that this might be helpful.
So, what am I eliminating? A better question to ask is what am I allowed to eat! I figure that if foods are causing problems, my headaches should definitely improve with a couple of weeks on this diet. If that happens, then I have to do the much more complicated task of sorting out which foods are problematic. Basically, I can have chicken, white rice, apples, grapes, broccoli, carrots, and a few other veggies. I’ll also be taking a multivitamin.
I think the worst thing on this diet is going to be boredom. How many different ways can you cook such a limited kinds of food? And without things like onion, garlic, and soy sauce? On the up-side, PWM will be taking care of meals for him and the kids. At least I won’t be trying to cook food that I can’t eat.
So, it could be an interesting few weeks. I’ll try to keep the whining to a minimum. Pray for us. We’re going to need it!