Migraines - Low Blood Sugar - Gluten Sensitivity - Is there a link?
I'd love to hear your comments on any research done by you or anyone else regarding a connection between gluten sensitivity and migraines, low-blood sugar levels and digestion problems.
After reading your article I wonder if I am sensitive to gluten. I definitely cannot be without eating WW bread or sugar, if I don't I get migraines. And if I get a migraine, the nausea I feel is alleviated many times by eating bread or sugar, or even a coke. I even get anxious if I don't have some sort of sugar right away.
Every since I have memory (4 or 5 years old), I've had what I thought were digestion problems (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, infections), followed by a headache. Usually cured by taking some sort of medication for the stomach (alka seltzer being the most common) and waiting for my body to eliminate. Later in life I found my digestion problems and headaches (later diagnosed as migraines) were also alleviated by eating something sweet like candy or chocolate, eating bread or anything baked, or by drinking a coke.
As an adult I've been diagnosed with migraines and have been told my nausea is caused by the migraine and not the other way around. I've also been told that my low blood sugar is causing my migraine. Exactly the opposite of what I had thought.
During the years, I've had low iron, h-pylori and an ulcer diagnosed at age 14. I've had stomach problems constantly and always.
I've learned to deal with all these symptoms, but my real concern now is that I am constantly tired no matter how much I sleep, I have big brown bags under my eyes, I am daily craving sugar and therefore gaining weight. I'm even beginning to feel out of control.