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Re: Is Wellbutrin (Bupropion) a glutamate releaser?

Posted by thoroughbredmom on November 2, 2013, at 9:27:00

In reply to Is Wellbutrin (Bupropion) a glutamate releaser?, posted by ssplash on November 1, 2013, at 10:53:10

Yes, I absolutely know that it is what triggers my migraines. I still get them every few months because it's impossible to eat out at new places without getting exposure, but I can almost always find the cause. Also, fluctuating progesterone levels can trigger migraines if I've had even slight exposure, so I used to get one at the same time every month, but that has decreased.

I became supersensitive literally overnight. My son is also fairly sensitive, but he gets mood disturbances rather than migraines. He is the one I am researching Wellbutrin for.

The good news is that there are lots of foods I can eat, but I've had to give up almost all processed food. We do have one brand of pizza, 3 brands of ice cream, and a couple brands of bread. (Glutamate and gluten are not related).

There are two ways you can go to figure out if this is your issue. You can eliminate the top 6-10 sources, see if it helps, and then eliminate more if it does. don't assume anything is safe if it has a label or even if it's not organic. Read, read, read. For example, butter is usually safe for me, but recently I had a horrible migraine from natural flavor in Walmart unsalted butter) Or you can build your diet from the bottom up. That is more work, but also more reliable. You might want to look at Deb's test diet on Most people will not react to everything on the list. So you will be able to slowly try out new foods by trial and error, once you have gotten the baseline. One more thing to note is that often when you take out the worst sources (anything that says the word glutamate, or "protein" on the label, yeast except in yeast-risen breads, malt and maltodextrin, and carageenan) you probably will become sensitive to things lower on the list. It's a natural reaction when the body has been protecting himself from the worst ones. But that will decrease over time.




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