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Migraines = Binge Eating?

Weird question. I get migranes from not eating something - don't know what. When I am really good on my diet (i.e, only fruits, veggies, low cal/fat) I get horrible migraines! It's like my body needs something substantial - carbs, protein, grains, I don't know! So it sets of a total binge (usually nuts, peanut butter, breads - not junk, but total high fat/carb).

Aside from that, my real question is: Is it a detox thing or something else? Should I give in or work through it?

* This occurs after only one morning of healthy eating, not days on end so I have a hard time thinking I am really deficient in something
*I am totally hydrated
*Not hormonal; definitly realated to healthy eating in the morning/afternoon

Sat. May 31, 11:51pm

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How many calories are you getting? Could be more having to do with the quantity that you're lacking, not the quality in this case.

Sunday, June 01, 2008, 2:29 AM

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As someone who suffers from migraines as well, your body does need the carbs. I lost a bunch of weight years ago on a low-carb diet, only to find out that it triggered my migraines. This time I am losing weight by eating healthy and including healthy carbs, lots of water, and exercise and have only had 1 migraine (and that was due to lack of sleep for 3 days). If you don't already, have 1 cup of coffee a day. Most migraine medications include caffeine because it releases the pressure on the blood vessels that contract and cause the migraines.

Good for your for recognizing the triggers! Now just put a plan in action that will keep those pesky migraines from coming back.

Sunday, June 01, 2008, 3:01 AM

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I get the same thing. When I get a migraine, I absolutely crave sugar. I was told by a nurse that it's because your body knows it will be out of commission for a while, so it tries to stock up.

I gave up sugar once. For the first week, I felt sick and had migraines, but after that, the migraines disappeared. Totally disappeared.

Sunday, June 01, 2008, 11:25 PM

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