I have had migraines since I was 5 years old. My first one was as the flower girl for my Uncle's wedding. I never made it down the isle. I remember my Mother scooping me up and running me to the restroom; basically to stop me from throwing up in the isle of the church!
I am 38 now and have had a migraine every day for the past 4 months. So, began my quest to resolve it. My doctor and I ran blood tests looking for hormone problems, we did an MRI, we did Topamax as a daily medication to eliminate/reduce the number of migraines I had. None of these things helped.
I started my own quest on the interet. Now, I knew there were some foods that were triggers, hotdogs, MSG, cheese...but when I found a "master check list" of foods on www.migraines.org I had NO IDEA the foods that were "possible triggers".
I am a very picky eater - and on this list of foods was 95% of the foods I do eat! No wonder I had migraines every day...I was "feeding" them!! Since that discovery (and the discovery that my Triglycerides were too high) I have resorted to eating baby carrots, apple slices, boneless, skinless chicken breasts - bbq'd, and wheat thins as a snack. I have not "eliminated" my migraines, but I have gone 4-5 days without one! That is a great start! Not to mention, I have lost 10 pounds!!
I have kept this "diet" up for 3 or 4 weeks now - and I didn't have the REALLY BAD ones that I would get around my period, this cycle. I will keep this up, monitor it over the next month or two, and see if I am really keeping the migraines at bay...or just fooling myself!