mitigate a migraine

Conventional wisdom has it that people who suffer migraine headaches should avoid chocolate. But a trucker tells us that, for him, a chocolate milk shake eases the pain of a migraine as well as Imitrex does. It works even though it doesn’t give him “brain freeze.”

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  1. Theresa
    Charlotte NC

    In the early stages of a migraine the roof of my mouth is almost numb and does not get brain freeze. I figured this was one more symptom of migraine. If I can, I put ice cubes up against the roof of my mouth, and it does reduce severity or sometimes completely abort the attack. Also putting my feet in ice cold water works sometimes.

  2. Kathy
    Bloomington, Indiana

    Cocoa Via unsweetened dark chocolate packets have stopped my migraines. I have one packet in hot unsweet almond mild every morning. If I stop migraines are back. Kind of pricey but worth every penny to me! I wonder why? This is hot not cold.

  3. nancy

    that works for me too vanilla milshake

  4. VM

    I’ve been suffering from a migraine that has lasted for two weeks now and tried the chocolate shake when neither Excedrin Migraine or Imitrex helped. After drinking 1/2 of a chocolate milkshake from Chick-Fil-A, the migraine disappeared. Will definitely try this again in the future.

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