I recently sat down with Kayla from True Kaylaisms to host our very first “Dizzy Talks” episode about managing your Vestibular Migraine through the holiday season. It can be a tough time of year for those with a Migraine or Vestibular Disorder. Bright lights, loud parties, and lots of alcohol can trigger dizziness, pain, and even vertigo episodes.
If you suffer from this disorder, not all hope is lost. You can still find ways to enjoy yourself, it just takes a little prep and planning. In this video we answer your questions about how to handle some common predicaments that arise. Whether it’s figuring out what you can eat or drink, or even discussing how to manage a Migraine Attack through natural treatments or medication, we’ve got you covered.
Here are some ideas for the best tolerated alcohol options if you have a Migraine Disorder.
Best Tolerated Wine for Migraine
Bonterra – Kayla enjoys the sauvignon blanc. You can usually find this brand at most grocery stores and/or Total Wine and it will run you about $14 a bottle.
Dragonette Chardonnay – if you have a thing for good Chardonnay like I do, try this one that’s been sourced from organic and biodynamic vineyards. Dragonette is very careful about what goes into their wine. A little more pricey, it’s a good one to save for special holidays. These cost around $40 and you have to ship directly from the website.
Liquid Farm Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc – another great winery in the Santa Barbara area, Liquid Farm believes in no manipulations to their wine. They let the grapes speak for themselves each year without using additives or chemicals. You can sometimes get lucky at Total Wine, or you can search here for a store near you. This will range from $30-40.
Best Tolerated Liquor for Migraine
Vodka – this is the best tolerated alcohol for most people with Migraine. My favorites are Tito’s (made in Texas) and Ocean for an organic vodka. Ocean is made from sugarcane instead of potatoes, but it’s not sweet. I’ve been to their distillery in Maui and it’s wonderful. Mixed with a little bit of good water, it’s the only vodka I’d actually consider sipping.
Non-Alcoholic Options for Migraine
Seedlip – if you’re a fan of gin and tonics, give this non-alcoholic “gin” a try! It’s available in the UK and even on Amazon. I don’t drink this straight, but it’s really great mixed with a good tonic or soda water. I use cucumber in mine. Side note – it does contain citric acid if you find that to be a trigger for you.
Our mocktail – 1 tbsp cranberry juice, 1 cup of sparkling water (unflavored), 1 sprig of rosemary, and fresh cranberries. Pomegranate juice and arils would also be wonderful here. Check out this Pear Mojito for another option.