How I Reversed Chronic Migraines
By Michelle Tweedie—April 17, 2013

My migraines began in my late teens and as the years went by they just kept on coming.  Many visits to the doctors and hospitals and still not finding the answers to “Why I was getting them”.  What I did receive from the doctors was more prescription drugs and sent home.  No tests or other ways were considered apart from more drugs to try and stop the migraines. They did not provide me with any relief and more so I had to deal with the effects that came with these medications.

While the years rolled by my body got to the stage the medications no longer worked.

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Spending $$$ like most others do, trying to find other ways to stop the migraines. Each time I would try something I would be filled with so much HOPE that this time I would get some results!! Then I would be down again with some pretty horrendous extremely debilitating migraines. It was easy to lose hope and many times I would say “I give up”.  However it would not be long and I would be back to the board so to speak looking for ways to help myself.

Because the triptans no longer worked I ended up on a benzodiazepine type of drug (sleeping pill) and while on this my migraines became chronic to the stage I would be awakening to a full blown migraine usually at 4 am on an average of 26 days a month. This went on for a year and a half. At the time I was unsure what was happening to me.  Day after day I would awake to the full blown migraine, tears rolling out of my eyes, doing my best to try and reach for the drugs to knock me and the migraine out, and saying to my partner, “I don’t know what is going on, I have another one”.

I was unsure what to do, I was unsure what to eat, I was unsure if I was going to make it. I thought I was past surviving this and felt there was no return.

Where was my fun loving spirit?

After some very horrible days at the hospital and very extreme bad reactions to more medications I decided I could no longer do this.  I made up my mind that I was going to get off all medications and do the best I could to survive with the migraines.  In my heart I new the medications were making the migraines so much worse and it was a real task to let go of the drugs that I solely depended on while in the midst of migraine. However I knew I had to do it if I wanted my life to change.

This is when my healing started. The journey off the medications was not easy as I was on highly addictive drugs and it was an absolute nightmare to come off them.  Even for six months after stopping the pills I was having to cope with extreme withdrawals, and once again wondering if I was going to make it….

I learned through tests like hair analysis, that indeed I was copper toxic and very low in major minerals which play havoc in our body.

I went on quite a journey to heal my body by changing my diet, juicing organic fruit and vegetables, detoxing my body from heavy metals, medications and rebalancing the body with minerals and vitamins so the body has the tools to do the healing.

Although I am not completely free of the migraines, I only have a couple of very small migraines a month and I do not take any prescription medications and have not taken any prescription medications for 18 months now.   I know in time that I will be completely free of these.

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