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  1. Hi all, I'm on day 4 and have a full blown migraine. I've been waking up with a headache daily but it normally goes away after breakfast. I've been drinking plenty of water today and had 4 aleeve and it's still going. Today I've also been really emotional and crying over work drama. I've been feeling fine physically otherwise. Background on what I've been eating: breakfast: homemade bacon, spinach, tomato quiche with sliced potato crust. Matcha with compliant almond milk, collagen and probiotic lunch: salad with grilled or roasted chicken, beets, sometimes sweet potato, cabbage, cucumber, carrots, artichoke heart, nuts and balsamic vinegar. La Croix snack: carrots or fruit with nuts, maybe a chomps meat stick. half a GT's kombucha dinner: steak with asparagus, cauliflower rice or grass fed preservative free beef hot dogs with sauerkraut and sauteed veggies. dessert (on the last 2 days): sometimes a sweet potato with cinnamon or strawberries with cashew cream (soaked cashews whipped in the blender). I'm not the best about spacing my meals out evenly and eat when I have time between work, tying to fit in a yoga class and my commute. Sometimes I don't have breakfast until I've been up a couple hours or snack and have dinner late. Thanks in advance for the advice!
  2. Hi. Not sure if this is the correct place to post this thread, but i'm wondering if anyone has experienced less migraines after doing the whole30? I have suffered from migraines since i was 5 years old, and i'm getting kinda desperate to find something natural that can help reduce the severeness of the migraines. I have been taking medication almost my whole life, and my migraines combined with the side effects of the medication is controlling large parts of my life. I'm looking for a lifestyle change, and i just want to see if anyone else has had a positive effect after doing the 30 days before i start to commit to testing this out. Thanks for any replies. xx
  3. My husband and I started the Whole30 yesterday, so today is only day two. I’ve been suffering from chronic migraines since I was a young child, and I woke up this morning to an awful headache that is beginning to show migraine symptoms. Usually at this point I’d be sticking to a plain-rice-and-veggie-broth-only diet for at least the day, if not the next few days depending on symptoms. I’m hungry, but the idea of any other food is making me so nauseous that I can’t even begin to think about it. Rice/ broth are fairly flavorless and easy to eat during a migraine.. Do any of you have any suggestions on what I should try to eat/ how I could deal with this? I don’t want to have this be why I have to restart the Whole30, that seems so counterproductive to what I’m doing. I’d like to push through this. But I also can’t deal with a migraine for the next few days.
  4. Hey Everyone! I need some help. Today is Day 12 and I've felt horrible for the last 5 days. My head is pounding constantly, I've had 1 migraine that kept me home from work a few days ago, and my back and neck feel like they've been hit by a truck. All of this is made worse by the fact that every night this week I've woken up between 1 and 2 am and have NOT been able to fall back asleep (something that never happened pre-Whole30. I'm drinking plenty of water, salting my food, and eating according to the template with one or two palm-size portions of protein, added fat, and between 1-3 cups of veggies. Some days I've haven't had an appetite but I've still managed to eat through it. I heard that eating a sweet potato with Meal #3 could help with sleep which I been trying but, alas, no such luck. Has anyone else felt his way? Will this phase pass? Any advice or red flags you see? Thanks, all!
  5. I completed a Whole30 a few weeks ago and until Sunday I had not reintroduced any forbidden foods, except for occasional small amounts of cane sugar, and at least one serving of non-compliant oil. On Sunday I purposely consumed wheat as my first official reintro. I didn't start the reintroduction until around dinner time, so I ate several servings of wheat at once, in the form of two pieces of bread, a small serving of pasta, and a serving of pot roast cooked in a beer-based sauce. Since that meal, I have returned to Whole30 eating. Sunday evening I noticed a headache but this did not surprise me since I often have tension headaches. However, not only has the headache continued on and off since then, but it has been accompanied by intermittent nausea ranging from mild to quite bad this morning. Interestingly, eating (Whole30 meals) seems to help with the symptoms. I have no history of migraines. Is it possible that there is a connection between the wheat and my intermittent headaches and nausea? If so, is it unsurprising that I would still be experiencing these effects almost three days out?
  6. Hello! I decided to start the Whole30 in an effort to discover if there is a food trigger to why I get migraines. Short story on migraines for me: I get them 1-2 times per month since my late teens. I have annoying "normal" headaches 3-5 days per week. Not related at all to my hormonal or menstrual cycle. I drink tons of water, 64-100 ounces per day. I'm 28 years old, 5'5" and 125 pounds, decently active and have a decent sleep schedule. Migraines do not appear to be related to stress. Migraine prescriptions don't work for me, some over the counter meds help. I've seen a neurologist, I've had CAT scans and MRIs done, I've had my thyroid checked, I've had blood work done. I'm completely "healthy and normal." The food journal I kept in the past revealed no food triggers (no, it doesn't seem to be chocolate or MSG or yogurt, or coffee, or any of the typical triggers), so I'm trying the Whole30 to try a more drastic approach. I'm on Day 23 of the Whole30 now and have been eating more "clean" foods for about 8 weeks total, leading up to and including the Whole30. Here is my food log: Whole30 Log_Chrysta.pdf Here's my issue... I have had MORE headaches and migraines since doing the Whole30. I have had almost a constant headache for 3 weeks now, 6 migraines, and only one day where I did not have a headache at all. I'm coming up on when I should start reintroducing foods, BUT if I'm still having these kinds of headaches, how will I be able to tell if any of the non-compliant foods are a trigger? If I already have a headache or migraine, I won't be able to tell if a newly introduced food is causing the headache. How much longer should I keep doing the Whole30 while having these headaches before I introduce other foods again? Any suggestions would be very much appreciated! Thanks for your thoughts. Let me know if you need any more info.
  7. Hello All I am on day 13 of my Whole30 and so far would classify it as a success. There are parts I love and parts I am struggling with. I have been good about preparing foods and following the meal template. I have increased the fat in my diet and have therefore been more satisfied than I expected. I suffered some nasty insomnia and weird heart racing palpitations at bedtime.. it was so odd because I have never had anything like that before. I have also had amazing nights sleep, 10 hours solid. There are days I am not hungry in between meals and can go to bed feeling content and there are days where I could eat all day long and still feel hungry. I will eat some nuts or coconut to stave of hunger, or try a piece of fruit with nut butter but I fear I am relying too much on nuts, coconut and nut butter in between meals. I am also trying to vary my meals so I don't get bored AND I don't create some sort of inflammation or intolerance by eating avocado, potatoes, eggs, ect every day. I would fight through the hunger but unfortunately I suffer from migraines and hunger and sleep deprivation are huge triggers. I have had to take my prescription meds 3-4 times in the past 2 weeks and that is a lot. I do feel well over all, bowels are doing great! mood and energy are up for sure! HELP! How can I stay full and what is going on with my roller coaster sleep and eating patterns?? I want to feel amazing and try and drop some pounds while I am eating all these veggies but my nut, dried fruit, and coconut binges are really hindering that.
  8. I'm on day 16 or so, and am having more migraines than I was pre-W30. Over the past 2 years I have controlled my migraines by diet. What on earth is going on? Each of my last 3 migraines have been preceded by an aura of lovely shiny flickering lights and blocked vision. Any thoughts? Thank you Liz
  9. My hubby, two kids and I are about to start our first Whole30 in about a week. I have had chronic, daily migraines (24/7) for many, many years. My current treatment plan, which I will need to stick with for a year before I can determine if it will be effective or not, includes a wide range of meds (which are constantly being tweaked), Botulinum A injections every three months into various muscle groups of my head and neck, steroid injections every few weeks into various muscles and nerves in my head and neck, and steroid nerve blocks every few weeks to months into the space next to my spinal cord in my neck. (Btw, I've seen every kind of doctor/practitioner you can imagine, and tried *every* kind of treatment you can think of, so I'm not looking for treatment suggestions.) My question is whether the regular steroid use, in particular, will interfere with the hormonal aspect of the Whole30? Will all the meds I'm taking (including heavy duty narcotics) render the Whole30 useless as far as healing my gut? I'm feeling very stuck between a rock and a hard place.....I need to do the Whole30, heal my gut, slay the sugar dragon and discover any food intolerances.....but I have no choice but to stay with this current pain management regimen, either. Any thoughts as to how the steroids and other meds might affect my results would be appreciated. Thanks!
  10. Robin D

    Sudden Migraines

    I'm on day 11 of my Whole 30 and have recently experienced some pretty heinous migraines for the past week. My first and worst migraine was about a week ago when I was doing a rough deadlift work out (30 DL @ 135 lbs, run 200 m, 25 DLs, run 200 get the picture) which I had to quit--the first time I've ever quit during a workout. I honestly had a moment where I thought I was having a stroke. Frightening. I've had one every day since then, mostly when I exercise but sometimes not. I'm an endurance "athlete" and have been crossfitting for almost three years. This is my 3rd Whole30 and honestly think I'm eating enough carbs (fruit and sweet potatoes or squash every day) and drinking enough water (60 oz), although maybe I'm missing something. I've never had any symptoms like this before although migraines and low blood sugar/diabetes does run in my family. Does anyone have any ideas? I can't give up working out, but I also can't workout with these headaches!
  11. All has been going well, I'm on day 10 and becoming more relaxed about the food template- it has become intuitive very quickly. Yesterday i started with a big breakfast; rushed around a bit more than usual, so when I was in the supermarket I grabbed a 1oz pack of almonds & dried fruit, it looked harmless. Obviously hunger and fatigue had marred my thinking- I bolted them down, only then did I look at the ingredient list- preservative, sunflower oil, sugar. Now it was such a small portion but I ended up with the most horrendous migraine. Migraine always make me hungry, so far I have followed the template, but now I am hungry for protein like chicken dipped in mayo and the thought of veges turns my stomach. What to do? I can feel my blood sugar dropping and migraine returning, usually when it is this bad I eat honey from a spoon. I also feel really depressed and want to weep so am hiding in bed...
  12. After 9 days in to my Whole 30, I have had 3 migraines. I have struggled with them forever, but they have significantly improved since going Paleo. This is my first whole 30, and I am shocked to be struggling with them so badly. If anything, I thought this would help. Does anyone have any similar experiences or answers for me? I am on day 10 today, and I will definitely continue. Thanks.
  13. I am currently on Day 10 of my Whole30. Yesterday, I had the Queen Mother of all migraine headaches. I have been the lucky recipient of migraine headaches since I was about 8 years old. Most of the time they are triggered by hormonal changes but this one was not. The best way to describe it was like someone took a 2x4 to the left side of my face. It hurt to move facial muscles on the left side and it hurt to move my eyes back and forth (like someone was stabbing an ice pick really hard behind my eye into my brain.) Needless to say, I did break the rules and took an nsaid (and later, a hydrocodone since the pain was a 9 on a 1 to 10 scale. Yes, my broken leg and childbirth were less painful). Does anyone have suggestions on what I can do the next time this happens? I did not take my normal path of eating Dark Chocolate or eating a ton of sugar to make it feel better. I did increase my carb intake (via sweet potatoes) for both lunch and dinner and adding an extra serving of fruit for dinner. (Cherries and a peach along with 4oz grass fed beef, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, brussels sprouts, kale, onions and califlower cooked with some coconut oil). Thanks for any advice!