I suffered from migraines for more than a decade. A few years ago, my condition worsened and I had headaches almost nonstop. I took prescription painkillers, but I mostly lay in bed in a dark room. Then my family doctor suggested a gluten-free diet. I gradually got better, and after several months I was 98% headache-free. Please share my story so others can benefit.
Migraine is not often recognized as a symptom of celiac disease, but we have heard from others like you who suffered until they eliminated gluten from their diets. Celiac is more common than many doctors realize.
I take a quarter dose of aspirin daily because my doctor says it's good for my heart. But someone told me it could be to blame for my ringing ears.
Aspirin can cause tinnitus, but rarely at such a low dose. Talk this over with your doctor before stopping your aspirin.
Is it OK to keep vitamins (multi, C, fish oil, calcium) in the fridge?
Vitamins should be stored in a cool, dry place. The refrigerator is cold, but not dry. They will be fine at room temperature in a kitchen cupboard.
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