Has anyone tried a gluten-free diet for migraines?

Has anyone tried a gluten-free diet for migraines?

Did it help any? I keep hearing that someone's brother's sister-in-law tried gluten-free and the migraines went away. Anyone have any REAL experience with it?

A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

I have been GF now for a year praying it would get rid of my migraines. It lessened them BUT I can tell you when I DO eat something now with gluten I get an instant migraine....now I can tell you for me that is a trigger.
I stay away from anything that isn’t natural, I don’t know where it comes from or where it’s been. Do I STILL suffer...yep 3-4 times a week BUT the more I can control around me and in me the best it is on my health.

posted about 1 year ago
A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

^^Me too. I went GF a year ago to support my husband who was trying the Gf diet. I now find that if I eat wheat I get an instant migraine. Within 2 hours. BUT this GF diet hasn't diminished my usual migraines. I just can't eat gluten now. Does that mean I have a "sensitivity" to wheat?!

posted 12 months ago
A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

Did you try a lactose free diet for your son as that can have quite a bit of impact on skin conditions.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

I got relief from my migraines going on a g/f diet as I have coeliac disease, you might be told that it is a waste of money going on a g/f diet if you are not a coeliac and it can stop you getting vitamins and minerals.

I know that people do try it, and sometime you might be advised to do a low fodmap diet to see whether you have a problem with certain foods that may cause migraines, IBS symptoms or leaky gut. It is a fiddly reintroduction diet which will indicated foods that cause you problems. I think the idea after that is to not eat these problem foods. If you are going to go gluten free make sure you take a complete vitamin and mineral tablet just in case your diet lacks in anything.

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

I got great relief from cutting out preservatives, dyes and artificial sweeteners, but never felt the need to even try to cut out gluten. I'm not sure what is going on now because even though I have not changed my diet the migraines have been increasing in frequency and intensity.

posted almost 3 years ago
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