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I have suffered migraines for 30 years and I believe I have finally found the cause. ORANGES! From about age 14, I got the aura, flashing lights, numb tongue, mouth and hand followed 30 minutes later by what I can only describe as like someone drilling through my head. I heard of food related migraine like cheese or chocolate but they didn't affect me. A few years ago, I noticed that when I ate an orange, my tounge would develop soar swollen areas which got me thinking I may be allergic to oranges. About 8 years ago, I needed an operation and was told my potassium levels were too low and so I was told you drink plenty of, yes, you've guessed it orange juice (and bananas) When I came round from the operation I had 4 simultaneous migraines on the bounce the most painfull I had ever suffered. My twin daughters have gone on to suffer the exact same migraines. One eats oranges and the other drinks orange juice. On Monday, my daughter drank orange juice for breakfast and before lunch, I had a phonecall to come and get her from school becuase of migraine. We have now banned oranges, orange juice and orange squash in fact anything ORANGE! So far so good, no migraines. I am not suggesting you all give up oranges but I would suggest that there is possibly something you are eating that is setting off your migraines. You might like to try an elimination diet to see if you can find yours. I really hope this helps someone becuase I know how painfull and debilitating migraines can be.
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