How fast can food triggers hit?

Last night I made this chicken with a bit of parsley garlic and pepper on it - nothing out of the ordinary at all except i sprinkled some lemon juice on it. I cooked it in olive oil as i always use. nothing different. Yesterday i felt great all day until i started eating. then this morning a while after i got up it hit again horrible head pressure and dizziness off and on.

i just ate a couple bites for lunch but i did go for a short drive - could be stress - holiday coming thursday and i’m not a fan. worried about being too sick to go or enjoy.

so can food triggers hit that fast or is it something else???

i got a presription for celexa now i just have to find a time to start taking it at super low dosages. right now too much going on to try it and i am pretty sure i need to reschedule my colonoscopy cuz i’m not up to it at all and if i start celexa and there are side effects def won’t want to go through that and be injected with drugs etc.

so frustrated because yesterday besides a while in the morning and then again in the evening was almost “normal”

i do not understand any of this any more.
chris

Hi Chris
I’m glad you started this thread. A couple of days ago, after not eating one for 2 years, I experimented by eating a vegetarian sausage and my symptoms began within a couple of hours. I didn’t get an aura but did get headache, palpitations, muscle twitches,dizziness, nausea, anxiety and a “rushing” head like I was on stimulants. I reckon it was the yeast extract affecting the neuro transmitters. I won’t be repeating that again in a hurry! It’s a shame because I used to be vegan but as I dislike dairy products I chose to return to eating eggs and oily fish instead. I know the Buccholz book says symptoms can vary between minutes and days so I guess it’s just an individual thing.
Sian

wow interesting. We are all so different too. I did finally order Heal your Headache it’s on its way in the mail. I remember some of the stuff in there but not all.

this started so quickly afterwards that i can’t imagine it was the chicken. just strange within a minute or two how could it hit my system that quickly.

chris

Hi Chris,

I think you’re so sensitised to everything right now with anxiety etc that it’s very hard to discern whether or not the meal had anything to do with feeling worse. When in a bad MAV cycle, it can just be bad in the mornings for no really good reason at all. I think once you get the Celexa happening you’ll be in much better shape to work it out.

I think you can throw back 5 mg of Cip very easily without causing much disruption to your life. When I first took it the first time, I IMMEDIATELY felt better the very next day.

Scott

thanks - Scott did it quit working for you - you said the first time so you took it a couple of times i guess - the celexa that is. i sent you a message.

you are so right i’m very phobic and anxious about everything. i’m trying to follow the migraine diet and avoid the big triggers but i’m still scared.

now i had to postpone colonoscopy one more time because if i try the celexa this weekend and next week i dont feel great which i might not without taking anything either like today i dont want to be preparing for a colonocopy on an already upset stomach - no thanks. so now since i postponed it too many times i have to go in to see the gastro - oh well. i’m not worried that something is wrong it’s routine i’m just a year late - i have to go every 5 years cuz of family history had my first one at 47 and didn’t find anyting so i’m sure things are okay but i guess he wants to see why i keep cancelling!!!

it would be nice to have my anxiety levels down that’s for sure. my meno i’m sure is contributing big time because i didn’t used to be this bad with my dizziness.

scott how are you feeling these days you had a headache from the meds the other day hope you are well. what did you decide to take now?

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I think you can throw back 5 mg of Cip very easily without causing much disruption to your life. When I first took it the first time, I IMMEDIATELY felt better the very next day.

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What’s Cip? If there’s anything that might allow my son to feel better within a day, I want to ask his doctor about it!

Mamabear

Citalopram (trade names: Celexa, Cipramil)

that’s what dr gave me for anxiety - we’ll see what it does soon :slight_smile:

chris

Hey Chris,

If i were to eat a healthy size of Chocolate Cake that will most likely set me off with increased motion and tension/pressure in my head almost instantly. It really doesn’t take that long. If i were to have a cup of coffee…particularly a little stronger brand that will also get to me fairly soon.

Joe

yum chocolate cake - boy that sounds good. i haven’t had chocolate in months which may or may not be a trigger just trying to avoid the real biggies.

chris

I’ve had food triggers start immediately on my tongue… a buzzing, fizzing, sizzling, tingling, sensation all the way to straight dizziness within a few minutes. Depends on the food. Dairy, citrus, tomato sauce, straight salt all are pretty instantaneous for me right now. I also think there is an oversensitization that must go on. Other foods hit me hours later after I have deceived myself to think that I got away with eating them… bummer. Especially wheat/yeast products. Really miss that sourdough bread or even gluten-free bread.
Gail

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I think you can throw back 5 mg of Cip very easily without causing much disruption to your life. When I first took it the first time, I IMMEDIATELY felt better the very next day.

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What’s Cip? If there’s anything that might allow my son to feel better within a day, I want to ask his doctor about it!

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Mamabear – Cipramil gave me instant relief from anxiety but not MAV overall. That took months to get sorted. All up I was feeling like my old self on 10 then 15 mg after about 5 months.

Best … Scott

Valium gives relief within about half an hour :smiley:

well i will have to give the Citralapram a try and see what happens. i wish it would help the MaV but that’s prob why they neuro wanted me taking Cymbalta which scares me a lot more.

I may just try some digestive enzymes that might help me some - worth a try with my allergies and all.

chris

Chris - was your prescription for Celexa from another doctor and not the neuro who insisted you try Cymbalta first??? I think I got confused. Digestive enzymes and probiotics are just plain good for your health and digestion anyway, but I am not sure that they will allow you to eat things that trigger off dizziness and migraine symptoms. Good luck with the drug trial on your days off.
Gail

yeah therapist and primary care letting me try celexa since i have soooooo much anxiety and menopause bad. thought it was a good start maybe it’ll help dizziness maybe not and if not then i guess maybe by then i’m over the fear of taking these kinds of pills and can go to the cymbalta. :slight_smile:

chris

Ah, OK, gotcha. That sounds like a pretty reasonable way to do it!
Gail

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Valium gives relief within about half an hour :smiley:

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Vic are you sure you’re not on commission from the valium makers? :smiley:

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Valium gives relief within about half an hour :smiley:

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Vic are you sure you’re not on commission from the valium makers? :smiley:

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I’d be happy with just some free samples! :lol: I actually haven’t had to use any (touch wood, throw salt, sacrifice goat) for a while now.

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Mamabear – Cipramil gave me instant relief from anxiety but not MAV overall. That took months to get sorted. All up I was feeling like my old self on 10 then 15 mg after about 5 months.

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Oh, rats. The kid can’t tolerate SSRIs. Or benzodiazepines.

He takes lamictal for anxiety, but that’s definitely NOT prn. Messing with your dose can be dangerous.

He sees his psychiatrist on Wednesday. He hasn’t seen her since this MAV stuff started. What do you do when you have more than one specialist? The neuro didn’t want to muck with the lamictal rx, since it’s a good dose for him and keeps his anxiety under control without side effects. But maybe nudging it up would help the migraines?

I don’t know. This kid is hard to medicate. Lots of paradoxical effects. That’s why he sees a hospital-based psychiatrist. The child psychiatrists in community practice don’t have the skills they need for a patient like him.

Charli