IgG elimination diet combined with probiotics may be beneficial to migraine plus irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a new study found. Researchers investigated the therapeutic potential of diet based on IgG elimination combined with probiotics on 60 patients with migraine plus IBS. IgG antibodies against 266 food varieties were detected by ELISA. Participants were randomized into 3 groups for treatment of IgG elimination diet or probiotics, or diet combined with probiotics. Among the findings:
- Improvement of migraine and gut symptom was achieved at a certain time point.
- Reduced over the counter (OTC) analgesics was seen in all groups.
- Use of triptans did not show significant difference.
- An increased serum serotonin level was seen in participants treated with elimination diet and elimination diet combined with probiotics.
Xie Y, et al. Effects of diet based on IgG elimination combined with probiotics on migraine plus irritable bowel syndrome. [Published online ahead of print August 21, 2019]. Pain Res Manag. doi: 10.1155/2019/7890461.