anyone having success using keto for migraines. If so what kind of success
I started eating keto to manage my epilepsy and a nice unexpected side effect is that it cured my migraines too. Nobody can call that a “placebo effect” because I had no idea that was even possible.
There is a lot of overlap between people who have epilepsy and people who get migraines. The two are closely related neurologically.
I know how debilitating migraines can be and I wish you well in your quest to get them out of your head.
Danielle had great success with using Keto to help her migraines. She wrote about it here:
I used to be a migraine sufferer and could count on a severe migraine at least once a month that would last for seversl days. I started eating a Ketogenic diet three months ago and have not had a migraine since and have lost 35 pounds as a bonus.
I used to have migraines / headaches pretty much every day. I started on a keto diet about a year ago after reading “My Migraine Miracle” by Dr Josh Turknett. I have found it very difficult to get into and to stay in ketosis. My ketostix stay stubbornly pink. But the health benefits of the diet have been great:
Thanks for your comment Julian. The keto stix are often unreliable. Your body is a better gage of what’s going on. I recently had some general blood work done and my ketones came back high, where as the ketone stix weren’t really regerestering much at all. I’m giving the diet a real go, but keep slipping up every time I get a monster of a migraine:-(
I had severe migraines since 9 years old (now 65) lots of different medications, last being several years of Botox injections into key nerve points in my head & neck which worked very well but had to repeat every 4 months or so (expensive). I have been keto for 2 years and have had no migraines for at least the past 18 months – cannot remember last migraine and always could before (even when doing the botox). To me I really believe one of the side benefits of being Keto has been the fact I have had no migraines.
I started Keto in May ’17 specifically to battle my migraines that I’ve had for 42 years. This WOE has literally been a lifesaver! I cannot believe all of the years of needless suffering. My migraine frequency is down 90 % and my medication intake is down 95%! On the very rare occasion that I do get a migraine (their duration and intensity if greatly reduced too) , I am reminded how happy I am that I found Keto. The LPN at my doctor’s office says that people do not understand how much sugar messes w/ your hormones. I think it’s a combination of that and the significant reduction in inflammation. At any rate, Keto has definitely worked for me, I’ve lost 23 pounds and I WILL NEVER go back to any other WOE!
I think every doctor w/ migraine patients should at a minimum, be recommending that people at least try Keto.