Can Spices Trigger Migraines?


Asked by Stephy

Can Spices Trigger Migraines?

Can dealing with a spice, such as eating it and cooking with it trigger a migraine? Also can you be treated with a migraine and then aother trigger set it off again?


Hi, Stephy,

Pretty much any food can be a Migraine trigger. It varies widely from person to person. Some of us have food triggers; some of us don't. An elimination diet is the best way to do that. For more information and a workbook on this, see Managing Migraine - Migraine Trigger Foods. The workbook contains a lising of the most common food triggers.

To your second question: It's possible to abort a Migraine, then get a second Migraine if you encounter another trigger.

Hope this helps,


Answered by Teri Robert