The Anonymous Widower

Coeliacs And Migraines

Yesterday, I watched BBC Morning Live about migraines.

I used to suffer from migraine-like symptoms, especially, if I was in a room with small tungsten downlights. One real tennis court at Cambridge caused them and the other didn’t, as the lights were different.

In 1997, I was diagnosed as a coeliac and went gluten-free.

I’ve not had the symptoms since!

I also stopped nail-biting, which I’d done since I was about five. Incidentally, I’ve had others tell me, they stopped nail-biting after being diagnosed as a coeliac and going gluten-free.

On the program, the doctor has just said that women have a 1-in-5 chance of having a migraine, whereas with men it’s 1-in-15.

The NHS web site says this about who’s affected by coeliac disease.

Coeliac disease is a condition that affects at least 1 in every 100 people in the UK.

But some experts think this may be underestimated because milder cases may go undiagnosed or be misdiagnosed as other digestive conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Reported cases of coeliac disease are around 3 times higher in women than men.

Now there’s a thing!

February 1, 2023 - Posted by | Health | , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. My migraines are largely caused by caffeine – which I normally avoid completely. The only thing I have with it in is 85% cocoa content chocolate, a couple of tiny squares from a large block with each dose of medication, as per instructions from the pain management doctor who sorted out all my pain management issues after my accident. Last week I was really tired, extremely stressed and “comfort ate” full bar of said chocolate. I gave myself a migraine from hell!. I am dealing with a LOT of stress at present though.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | February 2, 2023 | Reply

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