I have suffered from Migraine with Auras since I was 6 years old. I am now 47 and I still struggle to get a handle on them. But I continue to get better.
When I am good with lifestyle and food, I can go months without one and life is bliss and I am high functioning. But when a holiday rolls around and I have been feeling good for so long, I throw caution to the wind and say what the fuck, this cheese, these mashed potatoes, this stuffing, this pie won't hurt me! Yeah, right.
I have been on a version of the AutoImmune Paleo Diet for a few months now and doing very well. Not only have my migraines disappeared during this time, but all of my other weird symptoms have disappeared. I would categorize these symptoms as part of the Epstein Barr that I have as well.....
Extreme pain in my left ear only with occasional hearing loss.
Crazy itchy scalp.
Weird appendix-like pain
Chronic Daily Migraines
Painful mouth sores
What I am most bothered by right now, as I wait for the migraine that I currently have to go away, is that I thought I could "get away It"... get away with going off my way of eating that has been working so well for me. That I though that "just a little bit won't hurt me".
I am also still amazed that I still don't make connection with the more subtle symptoms, like.....
only a little bit of pain in my left ear
unexplained irritability and just feeling "strange"
not interested in engaging in conversation
So now, it is a recommitment back to AIP and getting this under control once again. At least I know what to do and what works. For that I am grateful. As well as this lovely fire I am sitting in front of.
Thanks for listening.