When I was in the Emergency Room at the hospital with horrible migraines 3 times this year, I was given a cocktail of medications, always including Benadryl Allergy (diphenhydramine), an antihistamine.
Since it helped me sleep, I decided to take one or two every night before going to bed for the last couple of weeks.
SHOCKINGLY, I’ve had more pain-free days than painful days lately. (Before the Benadryl, I was waking up with horrible migraine head pain almost every day.)
I’ve been doing some research for a few days, and I found a study that is really interesting: http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/85/5/1185.long
Here’s an excerpt:
“Many migraine patients have histamine intolerance evidenced by reduced DAO activity, triggering of headache by food rich in histamine (eg, long-ripened cheese or wine), and the alleviation of headache (ie, disappearance of symptoms) under a histamine-free diet (57, 65) and therapy with antihistamines (66).”
Has anyone else tried a histamine-free diet or a medication therapy including antihistamines (like Benadryl)?????
I feel like I may be onto something…