How I overcame Migraine

Hi everyone. My name is kevin and till the age of 22 I was healthy & filled with lots of energy. Migraine was back then something not known to me. Slowly I started getting migraines and this disrupted my education, my traineeships, work, and caused me to miss out on so many fun things in life. There were moments my family members made fun of me, and they all took it as something lightly. I cannot begin to describe in words all the horror I passed through with migraines. I felt isolated from the outside world. And my life was truly derailed. I remember that there was a peek between the age of 25 and 28. I got 2 to 3 times a week migraines. I truly sought all kinds of help but nothing seemed to help. I pictured my future as grim and dark, with constant pain and sadness. I recall all the moments suffering and crying beneath the sheets. There were times the migraines were so intense and heavy I desired that my head be taken of my body. I felt so desperate. I fell in a depression. Because I spent so many days inside I pictured myself as unwanted, and my self esteem lowered and lowered. There came moments where I thought suicide might be the only way out. But being raised in a christian home I still managed to find courage from my mother, my faith and scripture. My visits to the doctor didn’t yield any results. They could not help me. I had to face this challenge all alone. I remember going on the internet seeking for answers but with so much written on the matter I felt hopeless. I did try out some advice that didn’t really work. One day, I stood up in front of the mirror and I said to myself. Before I turned 23 I did not have migraines so I know it is not possible to be free of migraine. To make a big story short here is how I changed my life and overcame migraine. 2 years have gone by, and until this moment I have not gotten not one single migraine. I will share the following in the hope they might be a solution for those who read my story. I took 10 Steps. 1. I decided to avoid eating Fast Food (junk food). 2. I decided to avoid sugar beverages and soda etc. 3. I decided to cook my own meals. 4. I drink 95 percent water and at a minimum tea or other drinks.5. I dimmed the brightness on my computers, laptop, etc. I changed my environment. I avoided the H eatings of the school which send a dirty burned sense, I avoided the bright office lights. I also avoided working 8 hours behind a pc so I thought I had to change education and do something different. 9.

I believe Migraine affects the circuits in the brain, the nerves shut down and the body falls in a kinda shutwown and reset. In most of my experiences, my eyes are the ones that were also affected by the migraines. My neck and shoulders, and also my forehead, felt all heavy filled with pain. Other triggers for me was 1. Bright computer lights, 2. Potato Chips, table salt, loads of sugar and fried foods, Kethap Manis I avoided as the plaque. In all these items there are ingredients and substances that place the mind out of balance causing the veins to close and not properly send the blood. I believe our food and drinks are the biggest contribution to migraine attacks. We function much better when our system is not made filthy with all the things added by the food companies. Balance is the key to everything. I live now a balanced life. I am free of migraines. It has been 2 years now and no migraines. I am utterly happy.

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  • MCinNC
    3 years ago

    hmmmm… food for thought (pardon the pun!) I already cook most of my food at home BUT when I am in pain I crave fried chicken, particulary Bojangles which is marinated in “something” only heaven knows! I appreciate your deep thought and actions. I am aware of my food and environmental triggers, so cleaning up my diet further won’t be too difficult. THANKS! You are a smart young man! I have been in migraine pain for over 30 days after years of management.

  • shenieva19861986 author
    3 years ago

    Hi mcinnc. You can eat that kind of food but the marinade you have to be careful for, or the oil it’s baked in. If you still want to eat those make sure before (like 3-6 hours) you drink enough water and fruits and after it also. Balance the equation. Greetings from Kevin

  • DonnaFA moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi Kevin, thanks for sharing your success in managing your migraines. We’re glad to hear that you have found relief.

    Hippocrates said, “Let your medicine be your food, and let your food be your medicine.” While medications may be necessary, the food we eat has a tremendous impact on our bodies.

    Thanks for sharing your story. I look forward to the next! -All Best, Donna (Migraine.com team)

  • shenieva19861986 author
    3 years ago

    Hi Donna, yes I am so happy to not get Migraines anymore. My story does not mean I am totally not able to get one but I have managed to take the necessary steps to prevent it from coming. I also managed to listen carefully what my body is telling me. I also know how to balance my body even if I happen to eat something that might trigger migraine. But you are right food is essential. Most of the times it is our kitchen that is our grave! I belief migraines can be overcome, I have overcome it. If people have questions just ask, I have so much experience with migraines that I just can share a wealth of info. There is no need to get beaten down by migraines. Reclaim back your health arise arise arise. Greetings from The Netherlands

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