I'm trying so hard to eat only raw - I don't find eating the food or the quantity a problem but every single time I get either 100% or a very high % raw I get the same problem - Brain Splitting MIGRAINES.
I'm not talking about a bad headache here but really debilitating migraines - so bad it feels like my head is going to split open or bulge out through my eyes, I usually end up wanting to vomit - although last night all my fruit had digested so I was just retching. I can't see properly and have to lie down in a dark room and try to sleep but that's impossible as the pain is so severe - I have gone through natural painkiller free childbirth and the migraines are worse and I feel rough for a couple of days afterwards. I drank loads of water yesterday hoping it might help but it didn't and the migraine still hit.
I have had migraines all my adult life and the only thing that eases them is a prescription drug called Zomig. My dilemma is this - do I continue eating all raw but take the medication to get through the detox migraines and hope that as my body becomes stronger due to all the good food they will ease and perhaps disappear or do I purposely include cooked food into my diet - taking into account that I would almost certainly eat whatever my family have and that won't even be vegetarian let alone vegan most days.
You might say well don't eat meat but I know my strengths and weaknesses, I can eat 100% LFRV and not look at other cooked food but until I started eating this way I wasn't vegan or veggie and I know that if I say I'm going to eat cooked it will be whatever I'm cooking for the rest of the family and they ain't veggie. I'm a foster carer so my job is to stay at home caring for a child so it isn't right to ask my husband to come home from work and cook for them when I'm here all day.
How would you get through this dilemma - which is the best choice to make. I know instinctively that this is how I should be eating, I'm prepared for detox symptoms and feeling unwell and yesterday drank loads of water and included lots of greens but it didn't help and the pain was so unbearable I ended up taking the medication which I really didn't want to do :-(