8/20/07 #10 - How soon after you consume a food will you get the migraine?

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    If a particular food is a migraine trigger, how soon after you consume the food will you get the migraine? Where can I get Vitamin B-2? Ellie.





    Dear Ellie;


    How quickly a Migraine attack will occur after eating a trigger food depends on several things and varies from one person to the next. You may have one food trigger that seems to bring on an instant Migraine, but another where the Migraine isn't noticed for up to 48 hours. It's also possible to have food triggers that only precipitate a Migraine when you encounter another trigger as well.


    You should be able to get Vitamin B2 in vitamin stores or pharmacies. Most brands are available in 100 mg tablets.

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    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert


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Published On: August 20, 2007