Today's Prompt is Little Shop of Horrors: "Feed Me, Seymour"
For today's blog, Victoria has asked about whether we have any migraine comfort foods or whether we follow any special eating plan.
I confessed in a previous post how the only food I can usually bear to eat during a migraine is a McDonald's McChicken Sandwich. Not exactly healthy but everything you think about eating just turns your stomach then you eat what you can.
Sometimes I'm able to eat normal food during a migraine, although every bite has to be forced down. Sometimes all I can eat is some raw baby corn. Trying to force myself to eat during a migraine is a battle I face all the time and a stress my husband has to go through every time as well.
With regards to a special eating plan, the advice I received from The Headache Clinic at the hospital is to eat little and often to try and level out my blood sugars as simply missing a meal can be enough to trigger a migraine. I don't have a large, or even an average appetite though. In order to try and achieve this I often have to force myself to eat even if it makes me feel sick making food more of a chore than a pleasure.
I haven't found any particular foods themselves to be trigger foods for me but the types of foods which are common triggers I try to have only in moderation in case an excess of them causes a migraine for me, and I've definitely found that alcohol (and sadly, in particular beer) is a trigger for me so I'm pretty much teetotal as a result.
Food feels like more of an enemy in my life than something sustaining me but I hope my relationship with food gets better in the future.
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