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Spicy Food Headache
What causes spicy food to give me a headache? I really enjoy eating boiled shrimp in spicy boil but it gives me a HA and red eyes because so so hot.
Not sure but...: It could be the glutamine. An important amino acid. In Chinese cooking they frequently add MSG (Monosodium glutamate) as a flavor enhancer. There is a well described "Chines Restaurant Syndrome" which you may have. Check it out on www. Mayoclinic. Com ...Read more
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
Cluster HA triggers:
The specific cause and pathophysiology of cluster headaches isn't known. The season is the most common trigger for cluster. Foods high in nitrites like bacon and preserved meats. Some other triggers are alcohol, especially beer, and cigarette smoking.
Hope it helps. ...Read more
I just ate way too much food and now I feel a little nauseous and have a headache. How can I feel better?
Time to rest: Sit up, don't lie down. Rest and take slow easy breaths, and allow the sensations to pass. Sometimes small sips of hot liquids may help, but only as small sips. Hope that helps. ...Read more
I have a headache that won't go away...Almost 80% of food that I eat triggers the headache, im always drinking pills......Any suggestions?
Patients who use acute medications excessively to alleviate headache are at risk for developing moh (medication overuse headache) secondary to the chronic use of these medications. Patients with moh often take multiple daily doses of one or more analgesics in an effort to suppress the pain.
Rec. See a headache or orofacial pain specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I react (headaches, stuffy, etc.) to certain histamine foods - does that mean I'm low histamine (overmethylator) or high histamine (undermethylator)?
Which ever ones seem: To possibly work, a very individual and unpredictable issue. While foods can & do affect many issues, especially over time, remember that digestion (requiring lots of energy & time) is all about breaking food down to individual small molecules so as to protect our body from influences of absorbing intact larger molecules; is also a key issue in many medications, some only work if by injection. ...Read more
Depends on person: Headache trigger food depends on each person because body chemistry and reaction to certain foods is highly variable. While the most common triggers include chocolate, alcohol, food additives, caffeine & tyramine foods (here's a good list: http://www. Fdnow. Org/images/tyraminefreelist. Pdf) there is no complete list that covers everybody. Determine your personal triggers by keeping a food diary. ...Read more
See below:: Often, foods are triggers only when they are combined with other triggers. For example, they may act as triggers only when stress or hormonal changes are also at work. Whether you get a migraine from a food or beverage may depend on how much you consume. Chocolate, caffeine, red wine/alcohol, aminio acid-tyramine (cheese; meats, nuts, pork, chocolate, etc); & food additives-nitrites/nitrates/msg. ...Read more
? gallbladder issues:
This is not something readily answered from a Western medical perspective but makes sense from the perspective of Chinese medicine, which understands that headaches are often related to problems of gallbladder function. I advise consulting a practitioner of acupuncture/Chinese herbal medicine and/or integrative MD. See http://tinyurl. Com/a46e2tz
for info on natural treatments for the gallbladder. ...Read more
Probably not: However, several foods can cause headaches, like red wine, aged cheeses, pickled foods, msg, nitrites in cold cuts, etc. Entire lists can be googled. Medication side effects not uncommonly include headaches. Migraine abortives work well (triptans), and several otc herbals like butterbur, feverfew can prevent migraines. ...Read more
They don't cure: Rather they decrease the number of certain type of headaches and certainly not all headaches. ...Read more
Hot Chicken Soup!: Since a cold is usually the result of viral infection, and a natural defense against virus is heat (fever), plenty of hot fluids tops the list. Some spices help to open sinus passages, ginger and jalepeno come to mind, but there are many others. You may find discussion with a naturopathic clinician, homeopath or someone trained in chinese herbal medicine very valuable. ...Read more
Started new early morning routine (5.45am) and I now constantly have headaches throughout day. They stop briefly if I eat sugary food. Bizzare?
Low blood sugar: The description of your symptoms and its response to sugary food indicates that you might have low blood sugar. I would recommend to have some basic blood work to find out any clue why your blood sugar is low. The worst case scenario is Insulin producing tumor but very unlikely ...Read more
I've had a headache for three days now and can't keep amy food down for longer than thirty minutes and it seems like my Ryanair is getting worse?
Migraine Triggers: In approximately 10% of migraineurs, food can trigger an attack. These triggers include vasoactive substances such as cheese, alcohol (red wine), chocolate, foods containing monosodium glutamate (MSG), nitrates, or tyramine, and aspartame, a sugar substitute used in Equal. ...Read more
I have been feeling sick lately, usually evening/night time, been off my food and having headaches. Can stress cause this?
Theses symptoms may:
Be caused by stress. However, it would be important to rule out medical causes before implicating stress. Please see your physician for this. One thing that you
can do to self-calm or reduce anxiety is deep breathing. Breath in slowly & deeply through nostrils. Fill you lungs with air & hold for a five count. Slowly exhale through open mouth. Don't focus on problems. Think only about your >>. ...Read more
What is the best way to get rid of a headache? Is there something other than medicine that could help? Are there foods to avoid?
Dehydration: Is a common cuase of headaches. Try drinking a couple glasses of water. If you regularly drink caffiene, it may be a caffine withdrawl head ache. Foods that contian high levels of alkaloids (chocolate, coffee, red wine) can sometimes trigger migraines. You should keep a food and headache diary to help determine any triggers you may have. ...Read more
Hi I've been having headaches whenever I'm hungry. It just started recently. Is there any way other than eating food to make it go away?
For the last 6 months I have been experiencing extremely severe headaches at random intervals. They worsen significantly if I eat salty food?
Head aches: Get eval of the head aches and stop eating salty foods! ...Read more
Workout yesterday. Waited 3 hours before eating. 2 meals totall yesterday. Really tired with headache today. To little food yesterday? And why?
Workout & meals: Even if not working out (but especially if you are) you need more than 2 meals a day. Depending out their goals, many people will have some carbs (veggies, complex carbs) & protein before a workout, and then again after. Generally you want to eat something healthy (not junk food) every 4-6 hours at least, stopping eating 3 hours before bed time. Your body needs fuel and care each day. ...Read more
Can my headaches I've been getting every day lately be coming from allergies? I'm allergic to a lot of stuff, foods and environmental and cats,
Allergies can: Definitely cause headaches. You should be under the care of an allergist especially with your history of multiple food allergy, animals & environmental triggers. Also need an Epipen (epinephrine) at your side at all times. To improve your quality of life, you should already be taking some oral histamines and nasal sprays. Consult with your physician for referral to allergist. ...Read more
2 months ago I started logging my food to lose weight (rate of 1lb/wk). It's working, but I get mild headaches every couple of days. Is that bad?
Hangover: The headache after drinking heavily (which means for your body and chemistry) is a sign of dehydration and alcohol poisoning. Alcohol is a diuretic and is not in any way healthy for the human body. If you are getting health consequences from your alcohol use you may want to consider not drinking. ...Read more