Artificial food coloring is a trigger that I’ve been pretty good at avoiding. Artificial sweeteners is another trigger that many people overlook. No matter which artificial sweetener it is, I feel like I’ve been smacked in the head within 15 minutes of ingesting it. Then the nausea comes on and I find myself with an overwhelming headache situation.
I do have problems with some more commonly known headache triggers; dairy products and caffeine.
Avoiding trigger foods is a key part of my pain management plan.