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I read somewhere (note: citation lost in my bookmarks folder) that missing meals can be a migraine trigger. I've been somewhat dubious about this, except recently I've noticed it as a definite trend in my migraines. I get super hungry, can't find something to eat (I'm out, no food, unprepared, yadda yadda), headache comes knocking. However, I have also read that hunger itself is a sign that a migraine is coming. So which is it, the chicken or the egg?

All I know is that today I noticed a slight head pain and a gnawing hunger....I told my partner I needed food NOW, we ate, I had a giant (caffeinated) soda, put on my sunglasses, and that seemed to ward things off.

Thankfully, because after last week's epic migraine I don't think I could have faced another one. (Why do they always hit on Mondays? I don't even start work on Mondays, I work part time on weird days? WTF, brain?)

Date: 2011-11-22 03:03 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] the_rck
I know my husband gets headaches from being hungry. His aren't migraines. They're resolved by him eating.

I could see someone migraine prone getting a hunger headache that turned into a migraine pretty quickly.

Date: 2011-11-22 03:57 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kaiz
Hunger is definitely a migraine trigger for me, but only if some other trigger/s is also present. For instance, if there's a storm front moving in and I haven't gotten enough sleep in the past week and I don't eat? Whammo, migraine. If there's no other trigger, 99 times out of 100 I can nuke the incoming headache pretty quickly with some food.

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