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Thursday, July 10, 2008 Shazz, Community Member, asks


Hi I am wondering if anyone has had experiences where strawberries caused migraines. I have had 8 migraines in 10 days and it just so happens i have been eating a lot of fruit and strawberries is one of them and i read somewhere that it may be the cause? anyone?Yell

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Eileen Gray, Health Guide
7/12/08 6:03pm

Hi Shazz!


Pretty much anything food related, I think, can be a trigger for a migraineur. We have a list of common food triggers here on our site: Manging Migraine: Migraine Food Triggers.


I think it depends on you and how your body reacts to certain foods. It is completly possible that strawberries trigger you. Maybe strawberries are just a stackable trigger for you as well.


See the article above, there is a worksheet in there to help you with food triggers. Also, since you are seeing a new pattern now - it may be a good time to start a Migraine and Headache Diary, if you do not already have one.


Good Luck!

Dear, Community Member
7/14/09 2:59pm

Hi. Might be coincidence but I too have just had a spate of daily migraine attacks -  out of the blue and have had quite a lot of strawberries too. Curious. My usual triggers are Marmite (guaranteed so sadly don't go near it any more) and if I put my back out - sorted by a visit to an osteopath. 

Bailey, Community Member
3/27/10 9:00pm

Try organic strawberries,the pesticides that they gas regular strawberries with beofre they are picked cause my migraines.I have eaten many strawberries all organic now and the headaches do not come Laughing

Betty, Community Member
6/ 8/14 11:09pm

yes! I have been getting migraines when I eat strawberries. this started last year. Mine ar eorganic.


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By Shazz, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/08/14, First Published: 07/10/08