Why Do I Get Sinus Headache When Eating Salmon?


Asked by margaret

Why Do I Get Sinus Headache When Eating Salmon?

Whenever I buy salmon and then cook it at home I get a headache and a feeling of being unwell after - it isn't the salmon, as other in the house eat the same with no effect. So why would I feel this way.



Welcome to MyMigraineConnection!

Sinus headaches are very rare unless you have a sinus infection. The vast majority of what people think are sinuse headaches are actually Migraines. For more on this see Sinuses Giving You a Headache? It's Probably a Migraine.

Of course, I can't give medical advice or diagnose, but I can tell you that salmon is sometimes a Migraine trigger, so it would make sense for you to get a Migraine after eaing salmon.

Is there any history of Migraine in your family? This is definitely something to mention to your doctor the next time you see him or her.

Welcome again,


You should know: The answer above provides general health information that is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment recommendations from a qualified healthcare professional.