I heard that wine triggers migraines. Are we to say all wines & other alcohol beverages causes migraines? Or are there selective wine beverages that won't trigger migraines? Al.
We Migraineurs are all very much individuals when it comes to triggers. Something that's a trigger for one, may not be for another. There are some general recommendations regarding alcoholic beverages. "White" beverages seem to be triggers less often than others. Some people find that if they stick to white wine, vodka, and other clear or "white" alcoholic beverages, they're fine. Unfortunately, that's not true for all Migraineurs. It's something each of us must find out for ourselves.
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Published On: August 07, 2009