I am a headache and migraine sufferer. I have had them my whole life and luckily for me I have had periods in my life that they have disappeared. Well they have returned, and unfortunately for me I passed my headaches and migraines to K. We have been treating them for the last two months and right now he is on a preventative medication which we are still waiting to see if it will work as it takes about a month to kick in, so on top of that we are changing our diet too.
There were two phases to the new diet and the first we have been trying for the last three weeks, and while it seems to have helped some, it doesn't seem to be enough, so we are now trying this diet. It is recommended by K's neurologist, so in order to say we have done everything that we can, we need to try this too.
Really it just consists of foods that contain tyramine which occurs in aged and processed foods. Well we already eat very few processed foods, so that part won't be so bad, but now we have to eliminate several other things that I am not looking forward to.
The list of No's isn't to long, so that is nice, but the things that are on it I will miss. Chocolate, all freshly made yeast breads (sandwich bread is okay), sourdough, most cheese, caffeine, processed meats, nuts, beans, olives, pickles, peas (okay with me), avocados, figs, raisins, passion fruit, plums, canned soups, cheese crackers, chocolate, chocolate, and chocolate, oops did I write that a few times, they put it on the no list after every food group. They also gave me a list of foods that should be avoided examples include macaroni and cheese, pizza (might die), and lasagna.
We are going to try it for three weeks and see how it goes. I am sure he won't like it much, I know I don't, but I would rather he and I both be headache free, and since he has to do it the rest of us are going to try it too.