posted on Mar, 1 2007 @ 10:45 AM
I enjoy a "nice drink" now and then. My only problem with drinking, however, is that I am prone to migraine headaches -- cluster migraines. As
anyone who has migraines will tell you, alcohol can certainly make things worse. Alcohol can trigger a migraine or make an existing migraine worse --
Still, like I said, I do enjoy a drink now and then.
I love wine -- a nice dry Shiraz with dinner is a favorite. But wines, especially red wines are a notorious trigger for migraines so I have to
indulge in any foray into the wine cellar with care.
Beer, another migraine trigger, probably my drink of choice. One interesting note. In my search for a "safe drink" (one that won't trigger a
migraine) I stumbled onto Corona. I don't know what it is about Corona but this beer. out of the myriad of brands that I've tried, just doesn't
seem to trigger the accursed headaches. Perhaps it's the lime (though I doubt it) but something about Corona allows it to be consumed without
I once mentioned this to my wifes Uncle, a doctor and professor-emeritus at the University of Western Ontario Medical School, and he remarked that he
had heard this before. In fact, he mentioned that several of his physician friends who had migraines also reported that they preferred Corona because
of the perceived diminished risk of migraines.
Perhaps it is just a perception as any evidence is merely anecdotal but, nevertheless, I enjoy my ice cold Corona (twist of lime, naturally)
whenever the mood strikes and I usually don't have a headache as a result. I'd be curious to learn if anyone else has experienced or perceived this
to be true about Corona. Anyway.....Corona would have to be my favorite alcoholic drink.