So I was wondering what foods and drinks folks have had to avoid with Chiari. Before I was properly diagnosed, my PCP's best guess was that I had migraines. There is a lot of information out there about migraine triggers, and she definitely suggested I reduce caffeine intake. Ironically, however, she was also the one that suggested I take Excedrin Migraine - which is loaded with caffeine - and ultimately made things worse for me due to rebounds. But I digress....
I am still avoiding caffeine and that has been a small sacrifice, since you can still have coffee or coke that is decaf. I also just feel that diet drinks make me feel worse (perhaps it is the fake sweeteners that don't sit well). So if I do have a soda from time to time, I go with the regular (caffeine free) versions.
What about alcohol? My husband and I have always enjoyed wine. Being in California, trips to Central California Wine Country have always been something I look forward to. A glass of Zin after dinner once in awhile - always a welcome joy. Or martini's with the girls now and then. Will I never be able to enjoy these sins again?
I do wonder about other foods - and if I may be adding to my own issues without even knowing it. If anyone has been given a good list of things that are best to avoid, or has found specific things to be problematic, I would like to hear more.
Thanks for listening and sharing! Lisa