Yes, not only do I have to worry about the possible allergens in my cookies. I had to worry about them possibly triggering a Migraine. Oh well... that's what my dear cousin told me.
Is that giving you a headache? It is for me. Should this be classified as an allergy? I'm not sure. I'm a sufferer of migraines myself so I empathise with those that feel like bashing their heads against the wall each time the evil Migraine sets in.
What is a Migraine? Wikipedia gives you the answer with all the symptoms listed. Read here. But no doctors could tell me the cause. It's unknown. You either live with it or... LIVE with it. Period. So the only possible solution the doctor can give me is, find the trigger for your migraines. Yeah, it varies for each person. And guess what? Avoid each of those foods. Nice. That means I have to avoid certain foods because I will need to suffer long period of throbbing headaches? NO WAY JOSE!
During my school days ( a long, long time ago...), I had serious migraines that not only causd me to feel nauseous at the sight of every food, it partly affected my vision too. Hm.. so I had to seek medical help for this irritating pain in the HEAD. I was prescribed a Caffeine-based drug that masked the pain but I could still not concentrate on my work with a throbbing right eyebrow. And the doctor offered another medicine that stops the dilaton of my blood vessel on top of the existing Caffeine pills. (Nice. I felt like a drug user!) That went on for years. I had to take the pills every few weeks to take away the pain and get on with life.
Eventually, I had to increase the dosage of the pills as I get addicted to the pills and more were needed to stop the pain. I felt completely helpless. One fine day, me told myself, enough is enough. I hate to be dependant on a drug that doesn't cure the illness! I began to search for ways to reduce the pain. And yeah I did. I figured since the drug is Caffeine-based, I should be able to substitute it with another form of caffeine. Hot drinks don't seem to work. So coffees are out. When my mate offered me an ice cold C**a, I found the solution. Now I used that to partially take away the pain while I make a cup of Green Tea that helps my nerves relax.
That's my Migraine story. Do you have one? Let's share and help combat Migraines together!