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Old 05-22-2017, 05:57 AM   #1
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Keto for migraines

Has anyone here used a keto diet for migraine control? I've done low carb diets in the past, but not a keto diet per say. I've been having migraines for 35 years now, but the last few years have been utter hell with 15+ migraine days a month. I'm on Day 3 of a keto diet and am hoping that the diet at least gives me some relief. Anyone else have any experience with this?
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Old 05-22-2017, 06:26 AM   #2
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I do not, but I hope it works for you.

I have read about keto helping others with migraines. It makes sense, it is the diet they used for children with seizures before medications came out (some still do).
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Old 05-22-2017, 02:37 PM   #3
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Dr. Atkins has the answers!

Sorry to hear about your terrible migraines. I'm fortunate that I don't have them.

I suggest you check the book, DR. ATKINS' NUTRITION BREAKTHROUGH: How to Treat Your Medical Condition Without Drugs. Pages 113-116 cover migraine headaches under the subtitle, "Migraines: Multiple Symptoms, Multiple Probable Causes." It's too complicated to cover here and you'll want to go straight to the source. You can probably get the book online or at the library.

I also turn to another Dr. Atkins book when I have any sort of medical problem: DR. ATKINS' VITA-NUTRIENT SOLUTION. Migraine headaches is listed in the index with 5 different pages referenced. For example, on page 139, Dr Atkins writes, "Copper's relationship with zinc is fundamental to understanding its effects on us.... That same high copper-to-zinc ratio has been blamed for triggering migraine headaches, although some researchers theorize that copper is responsible because it allows the accumulation of compounds that constrict blood vessels." So if you're taking copper supplements, I'd suggest you stop, and if you're not taking zinc supplements, you might want to start. But first, you'd want to read all the relevant pages. Dr. Atkins' book also mentions B vitamins that help, etc.

Best wishes to you. Please let us know if you find relief and how you did it.
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Old 05-24-2017, 09:54 AM   #4
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Thank you, 40winks! I'm going to request that Atkins book from the library today!
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Old 05-24-2017, 04:33 PM   #5
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You're very welcome! Hope you find the answer there. Also, I forgot to mention something I read somewhere else - that people can get migraines just from not drinking enough water. If you aren't drinking much water, I suggest you try upping your intake to at least the recommended minimum of 8 glasses a day, which is just 64 oz. of water per day. Best wishes.
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Old 05-24-2017, 05:04 PM   #6
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Some migraines can be caused by food intolerance or allergies.
For me, sulfites in wines cause really bad ones.
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I have only had about 10 migraines in my adult life but know how miserable they are. My last one was not long before I started Atkins in February of 2000. I was on plan for about 3 yrs. and then off plan for a few years. I have been back since 2009 and still no migraines.

There is a group of thought among some doctors that they are the result of wheat - north American wheat specifically.

Hope keto is the key for you!
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Old 05-25-2017, 08:20 AM   #8
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I've been getting migraines for 35 years, sadly. The past 10 years have been brutal with up to 20 migraines a month. I'm a candidate for botox, but since I've heard such great things about a ketogenic diet, I thought I would give that a shot first. I'm not a fan of having injections in my face! I've done low carb and paleo in the past, just not high fat. I'm hoping this works as I did find some success with low carb/paleo in the past.
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Old 05-25-2017, 10:49 AM   #9
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Keep us updated and any questions or concerns - don't hesitate to ask.
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Old 05-29-2017, 02:44 AM   #10
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Also interested in your results. There certainly seems to be some thought out there that upping the healthy fats is brain healthy.
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Old 06-09-2017, 04:59 AM   #11
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UPDATE:Almost 3 weeks migraine free!! I'm on approximately 75-80% fat, 15-20% protein, and maybe about 5% carbs. I joined a group on Facebook called Keto for Neuro that is specifically for those who are using a ketogenic diet therapeutically for neurological issues. I also discovered a podcast episode from She Calls Me Hobbit that is all about ketogenic diets for neurological issues. I'm primarily a paleo type keto in that I'm avoiding all the grains, sugars and artificially processed foods that I can. I've lost a couple of pounds which is not a problem for me yet. I do find that I am thirsty all the time and am chugging water constantly!! I already take magnesium for my migraines, but have also started adding more salt to my diet to keep my electrolytes in balance. So that's what's happened thus far! If this continues keeps the migraines at bay, I will be using keto therapeutically for life!
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That's wonderful news!
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Old 06-09-2017, 04:47 PM   #14
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Old 06-16-2017, 05:56 PM   #15
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UPDATE:Almost 3 weeks migraine free!! I'm on approximately 75-80% fat, 15-20% protein, and maybe about 5% carbs. I joined a group on Facebook called Keto for Neuro that is specifically for those who are using a ketogenic diet therapeutically for neurological issues. I also discovered a podcast episode from She Calls Me Hobbit that is all about ketogenic diets for neurological issues. I'm primarily a paleo type keto in that I'm avoiding all the grains, sugars and artificially processed foods that I can. I've lost a couple of pounds which is not a problem for me yet. I do find that I am thirsty all the time and am chugging water constantly!! I already take magnesium for my migraines, but have also started adding more salt to my diet to keep my electrolytes in balance. So that's what's happened thus far! If this continues keeps the migraines at bay, I will be using keto therapeutically for life!
Wow!! That's so cool! I'm hoping to have relief from my daily heachaches, but we'll see. I don't get migraines since I had my daith (both sides) pierced but still get headaches every singe day.
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