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Classic Migraine – Success Story

I’m hoping that any sufferer of classic migraines may read this and benefit from my experience. I am not a doctor or any specialist, just a guy that suffererd with classic migraines for around 15 years and finally by co-incidence managed to find the process below that stopped them dead in their tracks.

This worked for me, a couple of friends, and my wife.
I suffered from classic migraines for 15 years and by shear coincidence found a cure for my migraines.
What is important is that you do suffer from the classic type of migraine : Do you get the early warning bell : which is an aura or spots, which then progress to numbness in the face, then nausea and finally an intense head ache where you cannot face any sort of light, and need to rest in a state of darkness. I used to lock my self in a cupboard seeking complete darkness.

So I tried all sorts of doctors, medication , even the headache clinic, and nothing helped. I used to play soccer, and one day I was just out of the army, playing a game of soccer . We had just started, I was on the field when I started getting the “spots”, I new I had to get off the field as I had about 30 minutes before I would experience the worst migraine. By this stage I experienced about 3 migraines a week.
Co incidentally as the spots arrived that day, I also felt like sneezing, and what I normally do when I get the urge to sneeze, is look into a bright light, this helps the sneeze come quickly. So I naturally glanced at the sun for about 3 or 4 seconds.
This made me sneeze, but what it also did is made my spots go away. So here I am waiting for my migraine to come but it never came.

I thought this was weird as I would always get a migraine after the spots. I put 2 and 2 together and realized that staring at a bright light may have caused this.

So I waited for the next migraine to arrive, a day or so later. The minute I got the early warning spots/or aura, I ran outside and stared at the sun for 3 or 4 seconds, looked away, stared again, looked away, and I think I tried it again for 2 or 3 seconds, and noticed that the spots went away. To my utter joy, once again the migraine did not develop. So for the next couple of months I realized if I stared at the sun by day, or at a bright light at night, just when the spots arrived, it would stop my migraine dead in its tracks. The important thing was to do this the minute I saw the spots/aura. If I was too late, the migraine would develop.
It’s funny the, irony is that bright light really affects you when you have a migraine, who would think that bright light is what causes a reaction in your head to stop the migraine from happening.

After doing this for about 1 year, my migraines completely disappeared, I never even got the spots.

I have helped my wife and some friends who have suffered from classic migraines. And have noticed that it is important that people that suffer from the same symptoms as mine, tend to have successful results.

So remember that staring at the sun is dangerous and my cure sounds ludicrous, but it worked for me and some friends of mine including my wife.
If you try it, it is at your own risk, but remember, the important thing is to get it when the aura or spots arrive before the migrane, and it only takes 2 or 3 seconds at a time to glance at the sun, look away, if the spots are still there try it a second time and maybe even a third. I cannot guarantee that this will work for all migraine sufferers.

Good luck

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  • SandraLee
    3 years ago

    This is a great story. Good for you. I’ve been paying more attention to my nose and notice that sneezing during the prodromal phase makes me feel better. Even though I don’t get spots I can certainly tell when a migraine is coming so I’ll try the sneezing thing – maybe with pepper. Thank you.

  • ArisStavy author
    3 years ago

    Hi Sandra Lee…thanks for commenting….please note the sneeze was just co-incidence…..what worked was glancing at a bright light. So all you have to try is when you feel the symptoms of the migraine starting….you glance at a bright light or tge sun for a second or two…

  • Luna
    3 years ago

    Try at your own risk for sure. Ricking eye damage is not something to play with. Am surprised this post was allowed.

  • Luna
    3 years ago


  • Luna
    3 years ago

    Risking eye damage…. Sure would nice to have edit or preview available.

  • DonnaFA moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi Luna, thanks for sharing your thoughts. We welcome our member’s personal experiences, and as always, would advise that you discuss any change in protocol that you may be thinking of undertaking.

    Never fear, our tech team is working on an edit feature! Thanks for being part of the community! – -All Best, Donna ( team)

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