Sunday, June 7, 2009

Homemade Oversite

I need to be more careful when I am away from home. I recently realized that I have become more comfortable with some foods, especially homemade foods, when I really should not be.

The reason for this? When I am at home, my foods are safe. The products are carefully screened at the supermarket so they do not contain my triggers.

The problem with this is that when I am at other peoples houses and they offer me something to eat or drink, I don't think about the product and ingredients they are using. When I prepare the same foods at home, everything is safe. So although their foods look the same, they may be totally different and may not be right for me. I have learned that I have to either make sure I eat before going out or bring a dish that I can eat when I visit.

One thing you'll get to know about me is that I tend to get on a subject and stick with it until I can figure it out or get it out of my system. I know I'm not going to figure this out any time soon. Triggers have been on my mind a lot lately as I really need to get the number of Migraines I am getting down.

At my last Migraine Specialist's visit, she even mentioned that we need to work on finding the right preventative combination since I do have so many triggers. It made me feel so much better having a doctor tell me that rather than having a doctor tell me that 'sometimes you can find too many triggers' as I was told by one of my previous doctors. As you could imagine, that previous doctor only lasted the one doctor visit.


Jasmine said...

I like the title of your blog. I can completely relate to your discussion of safe foods at your home versus eating at a friend's home. This is why I love potlucks.

'm happy to hear your new doctor is eager to work with you to get your Migraines under control. I hope all goes well :)

MigrainePuppet said...

Thank you, Jasmine. When I find these little things, I like to pass them on to hopefully help someone else who may have overlooked a trigger right in front of them too.

I'm happy with my Migraine Specialist so far.

chrissygal said...

ya, this goes for when you are out running errands and you forgot to pack something and then you find yourself eating at a fastfood place and you know you should not be their. so you try to order something with no msg and that is safe. now thats a pain in the ***.

MigrainePuppet said...

That's exactly right chrissygal. I have a very hard time finding the right food to order when I am out too.