Please, please stop telling me to stop eating chocolate! I wish it were that simple to make my migraine stop, but migraine triggers never are. I still remember being an inpatient for three weeks of intensive migraine treatment and being “banned” from the hospital store! However, one good thing that came out of it was discovering that chocolate was not a trigger. If I’m honest about it, that was a glorious day!
Some of you may feel like that about wine, caffeine, or other triggers traditionally considered to be culprits. Maybe this doesn’t seem like a big deal to some. However, discovering that these bear no relevance can be liberating for a disease that takes so much away from us. Regaining just a LITTLE bit of control, even over something that is not considered essential to life, can be a BIG deal.