Is milk a Migraine Trigger?

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    My son gets migraine headaches. He drinks a lot of milk. I just heard that milk triggers migraine headaches. Is this true? Carol.

     


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    Dear Carol;

     

    Milk can be a Migraine trigger for some people. The only way to know if it is for your son is to eliminate it from his diet for a couple of weeks, then reintroduce it.

     

    One of the best tools for identifying triggers is a good Migraine diary. You can download a free diary workbook from our article Your Migraine and Headache Diary. Some of us have food triggers; some of us don't. It's advisable to determine if your daughter does, and an elimination diet is the best way to do that. For more information and a workbook on this, see Managing Migraine - Migraine Trigger Foods.

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Published On: March 23, 2010