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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Blueberry bliss--the aftermath

I reported yesterday that I inhaled ate a pint of blueberries to see if they still give me migraines. I'm pleased to report that 20 hours later, I'm still migraine free. That's not to say that I can't still get a blueberry-induced headache, as there can be as much as a 3-day window for migraine to hit after ingesting a trigger. However, after that amount of time, it's difficult to determine if a food is the cause of migraine, or if it is due to other factors, such as weather, sleep patterns, other foods, fluorescent lighting, etc.

At this point, I'm guessing that blueberries are actually safe for me to eat. *doing a little happy dance* I may need to go buy some more to make blueberry muffins for tomorrow morning. We have a long drive to get to a magazine photo shoot, and we need to eat a hearty breakfast. I have sorely missed blueberry muffins.

But I'll take my migraine meds with me just in case.

Updated: I spoke too soon. About an hour-and-a-half after posting that I felt fine, migraine hit pretty hard. I guess blueberries are still on my bad list. At least I got to enjoy them one last time.

Edited again: I realized just how piggy it sounds to say I ate a pint of blueberries, so I dug the container out of the recycling bin to take a look. Turns out, it was only a half-pint. Now I feel better. ;-)

5 comments:

Cathy VanPatten said...

Aw, I'm so sorry that you didn't get the "all clear" on the blueberries. I'm not a huge fan of blueberries myself, but if I found out I could never eat cherries again, I would be a VERY unhappy camper.

Darn.

Beth said...

Sorry to hear that you got a migraine after all. Since it took so long, do you think you could eat them in moderation, and take some excedrin migraine or something as a preventative? It would be hard to give up a favorite food. Yoda would have some good advice on this....

Ann said...

Aw, I'm so sorry to hear that!

I tagged you for a meme, Anne Marie :) When you're feeling better, take a look at it. No rush though!

ashley @ twentysixcats said...

Oh so sorry to hear you got a migraine after all. :-( Well I'm glad you got to enjoy them one last time! Maybe in another three years you can try again - this time with only half a pint. :-)

AnneK said...

Sorry about that. I know it is hard to stay away from favorite foods. Like a commneter before, I think it might be wise to try out a little, that is what I did with the bread allergy. But I would also feel like gorging on it after being off it so long!