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so today is 6 weeks dairy free and 20 days gluten free with an accidental exposure last week. My naturopath told me to wait only 1 month and then try adding milk and eggs gradually bc test indicated allergy to both of them. I had a piece of Hershey's chocolate and within 2 hours a migraine came on. I'm assuming it was the milk in the candy. He stated once my intestines were healed I would have no allergy to milk and eggs. So does anyone know approximately how long I should wait before trying them again? Thanks for any input!

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so today is 6 weeks dairy free and 20 days gluten free with an accidental exposure last week. My naturopath told me to wait only 1 month and then try adding milk and eggs gradually bc test indicated allergy to both of them. I had a piece of Hershey's chocolate and within 2 hours a migraine came on. I'm assuming it was the milk in the candy. He stated once my intestines were healed I would have no allergy to milk and eggs. So does anyone know approximately how long I should wait before trying them again? Thanks for any input!

Hi Shannon. Keep in mind that chocolate is a hugh migraine trigger. Also, if it's an allergy to milk as opposed to it cropping up after going gluten free, which is common, then the allergy may not improve or take much longer if there is improvement

I hope you get it sorted out soon.

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It could be the milk, but also chocolate is known to be a trigger for migraine headaches.

Perhaps waiting on the milk up to 6 months. That seems about the norm around here. And when you try it again, I would recommend only trying milk. If you have no issues then move on to chocolate..but if the chocolate continues to give you migraines it might be the chocolate if you can tolerate milk separately.

Not sure on the eggs, never had to remove them from my diet. But maybe 6 months is a good time frame to let the body rest and heal.

Best of luck and feel better.

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This happens to me because I have a casein allergy. I get the migraine and sores on my face. Perhaps you are not tolerating casein.

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Chocolate can cause migraines.

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It seems like I remember that chocolate naturall y has some caffeine in it. Do you have problems with headaches with other caffeine containing items like coffee or tea?

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Theobromine, the caffeine like substance in migraines, is - as everyone has mentioned - is a known migraine trigger. If you want to test casein as a migraine trigger, try getting lactose-free Milland seeing what your response is.

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It seems like I remember that chocolate naturall y has some caffeine in it. Do you have problems with headaches with other caffeine containing items like coffee or tea?

No not at all

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Theobromine, the caffeine like substance in migraines, is - as everyone has mentioned - is a known migraine trigger. If you want to test casein as a migraine trigger, try getting lactose-free Milland seeing what your response is.

What is that?

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As others have stated when you are challenging something you need to add that food in as pure a form as possible. For dairy you might want to start with a hard cheese like cheddar first as that is lactose free. If you tolerate that after a few days of eating it 2 to 3 times a day then move on to something like a small glass of milk to see if you are sensitive to lactose. When you challenge eggs eat them hard boiled or scrambled with nothing added.

You may have been reacting to the chocolate not the dairy in it. If you are craving some chocolate Ener-g chocolate chips are free of dairy and soy and when you have healed a bit more perhaps try those.

If you were glutened just a short time ago it will take some time to recover from that so wait until you have healed well and been symptoms free for a bit to rechallenge or add anything else to which you are sensitive.

Hope you're feeling better soon.

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Any accidental exposure to gluten would put your time being dairy free back to 0 days since any exposure to gluten will cause intestinal damage. Try again in a month-6 weeks. If you still find yourself reacting to dairy, I'd go 3 months, then 6 months, then a year and another year and I'd probably give up after those last 2 years.

I am personally not going to try adding dairy back into my diet for until gluten-free for 6 months, and I plan on starting with hard cheese that will have little/no lactose.

Theobromine's something in cocoa and coffee beans. There does exist dairy free dark chocolate in case you want to test for the chocolate reaction, although not necessarily tasty stuff you want to eat. Although both run the risk of cross contamination, Baker's dark baking chocolate *I think* has no dairy ingredients, and Just Us dark chocolate also doesn't add dairy.

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So depressing.....thanks

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chocolate is on the list of tyramine containing foods, which includes red wine. hard cheese, flat beans, vanila, citrus fruit, peanuts...hmm and there are more....

so, perhaps the hard cheeses wouldn't be the best idea. good luck

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So depressing.....thanks

Waiting 3 to 6 months is good.

You might want to try carob powder as an alternative to chocolate.

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