Three years ago, I got serious about figuring out my migraine triggers. I went on a very strict diet that cut out all typical migraine-trigger foods. A few weeks later, I gradually added things back in, which allowed me to learn which foods were causing me problems.
A few months later, I went blueberry picking in Tyler, TX with my parents. I came home with 6 pounds of blueberries and started using them in salads and baked goods. I was in blueberry heaven!
But I had a migraine after every blueberry-gorging session. Blueberries are not common migraine triggers, but for me, they were. So, I cut them out.
Here I am nearly 3 years later, and nary a blueberry has touched my lips in all that time. And believe me when I say I've been tempted! But today, I decided to give them a try again. They were on sale for $1.25 at Sprouts today, so I decided to buy some for experimental purposes.
I confess that I ate the entire pint. And I enjoyed every juicy, sweet bit of it! Now I'm just waiting to see if a migraine hits. Thirty minutes after my pig-out session, I'm still feeling fine, but sometimes the headaches can take a few hours to hit. Wish me luck because I really want to be able to eat blueberries again! Chocolate I can live without, but blueberries have been a real challenge!