Sometimes it seems like you’ll never get better.
You keep searching for answers, trying new treatments, changing your habits, and nothing really helps. Sometimes, the most promising solutions actually make your migraines worse.
It’s easy to lose hope. Some days you feel like giving up.
But migraine doesn’t give up, so you won’t either. Somewhere out there is a solution. There has to be, because you can’t spend your whole life like this.
The hard truth is that everyone’s migraines are different, so the solution to one person’s migraines won’t necessarily work for you.
Or maybe it will. You never know until you try.
I’ve put together this collection of migraine recovery stories to spark your imagination, to show you that recovery is possible. These stories are hard to find. It’s not that recovery is so rare, it’s just that most recovery stories on the web are promoting some kind of migraine therapy or device.
The truth is that recovery does happen, and the solutions are different for everyone.
These stories do have one thing in common. You’ll have to read them to find out what it is.
Michelle is a creative spirit who happens to be a wife, mother, and one of the most inspiring photographers you’ll ever come across. She believes that “art has the power to save the world and heal even the most broken of hearts.”
Michelle suffered from chronic migraine with aura, peaking at 24 migraines per month, often with more than one migraine in a single day. In fall of 2014, Michelle created her “own personal recipe for wellness,” which started when she read the book The Migraine Miracle. She used a strict diet, yoga, relaxation, and magnesium to get her migraines under control.
Michelle wants to share her message of hope to show you that recovery is possible. Please click here to read Michelle’s migraine recovery story.
Josette developed chronic migraines at the age of 18. Suffering from psychological imbalances and an unhealthy lifestyle, she attempted suicide twice. At the peak she suffered from 25 or more migraine days each month.
The turning point for Josette was a diagnosis of gluten intolerance, food allergies, hormone imbalances, and nutritional deficiencies. She became obsessed with health and nutrition, learning everything she could to understand her condition. She cleaned up her diet and took a holistic approach to restoring her health. She is now migraine free.
Josette wants migraineurs to know “they don’t have to accept that they will always be sick with migraines”. Read Josette’s story by clicking here.
April’s migraines started in her late 20’s. She was able to manage them with medications initially. Following the birth of her first child, the migraines grew progressively worse. After her second daughter was born, she became a regular visitor at her local emergency room.
April and her husband meticulously tracked her health to see if there were any patterns. They educated themselves. They kept records of everything she ate, how well she slept, what medications she took, anything she did that might impact her condition. After 2 or 3 months they found the pattern: any shift in her hormone levels would bring on a migraine.
April had a full hysterectomy and has been migraine-free for years using hormone replacement therapy. Click here to read her story about diagnosing your own migraines when the medical system fails to provide any answers.
Emily’s migraines started as visual auras without pain, first occurring during pregnancy. As they evolved, she started experiencing more neurological symptoms, and ended up in the emergency room for a diagnosis of complex migraine. Her entire left side would become paralyzed, to the point that she couldn’t even speak for hours during the peak of her migraines.
Like many migraineurs who refuse to succumb to this disease, Emily started doing her own research. She had some success by avoiding trigger foods and eating a brain-friendly diet, but the migraines came back after a time.
From all her research, Emily realized that she had a severe magnesium deficiency and started taking magnesium supplements. For her, they seemed like a miracle. She now uses magnesium both orally and transdermally to remain migraine-free.
Lisa had her first migraine in her mid 20’s, a few weeks after neck surgery. Over time they became a chronic, daily occurrence. Lisa educated herself, studying scientific journals, reading books, and even attending a medical conference. Collaborating with her doctor, she tried dozens of promising treatments, to no avail.
Over 20 years of suffering and studying migraines, trying all the different alternatives, and then one day Lisa’s migraines disappeared, almost as if by magic. After reflecting on this situation with her doctor, she realized that the difference was stress: not just intense stress, but any stress at all seemed to trigger her migraines.
Lisa runs The Daily Migraine to share the knowledge she acquired over the years with other migraineurs. You can read her story by clicking here.
The Common Thread in Migraine Recovery Stories
There are many migraine recovery stories all over the web, though most are buried in forums and discussion groups. I’m sorry to say, many of the stories are found on websites that sell some kind of migraine therapy, so it’s hard to say whether they are valid or not. These stories were selected because they describe how each woman’s migraines evolved, and how their recovery happened.
Although each woman’s story is different, there are actually several common themes among them:
- They refused to give up hope for recovery
- They educated themselves because they weren’t getting answers from the medical community
- They tried many different strategies, including medications, diet, and alternative therapies
- The ultimate solution was discovered almost by accident
This is how I managed to recover from migraines too. In retrospect, I can see what the solution was, but I couldn’t seem to find the answer deductively.
The most important theme all these stories have in common is that medications are never the solution. In reading the stories it is striking to realize that medications just make migraines worse. It’s shocking and disgusting that billions of dollars are wasted on medical treatments, when recovery only happens in the absence of medicine.
So, what is your solution? Is there a way to find it without years of trial and error?
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