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I’ve had daily headaches and migraines for over 17 years (half of my life). I’ve been to a number of doctors, neurologists, hypnotists, pain management specialists, etc. So those are just the facts right?

PAIN….dealing with the PAIN! Not being able to go to work, not being able to get up to get your kids to school or even open your eyes to see daylight! Not being able to remember days at a time, not because nothing happened but because I was in so much pain that there are total blanks in my memory! I had a migraine so intense one night that I was getting out of our vehicle and I thought I was having a STROKE! I lost complete control of my leg. I could not move it at all! I read later that this is all possible with migraines! **sigh**

I gained over 120lbs with all of the medications I was put on. I was miserable. I was addicted to pain medications. I finally found an amazing chiropractor (well, chiropractors – 3 in the office) and an amazing vitamin and supplement company. I got help to get off medications. I’ve now lost 70lbs. I’ve been migraine-free for 4 months!! I get an occasional headache, but for the most part they have subsided! This website has helped tremendously!

If it wasn’t for the supplements I’m on though, I wouldn’t be where I’m at today! There is hope out there!

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Comments

  • Ellen Schnakenberg
    8 years ago

    Hi newday

    Congratulations on treating your Migraines. It seems you’ve had some success which makes eve Migraineur reading this smile with joy for you!

  • Courtney Gates
    8 years ago

    Please share what supplements have helped you and how often you see the chiropractor, that is one thing I have yet to try. Thank you.

  • Janice Worden Lamb Clemens
    8 years ago

    I wish I knew what it was like to not have pain. I have had migraines since I was 16, I am now 47, but I only had a migraine one or two a year, maybe a couple more but not bad enough to take notice. Until March of 2010. I started getting a chronic , daily headache with a migraine that put me in bed at least once a week. I saw my pcp and he made several suggestions. I have tried every otc on the market, I take way too much tylenol. I have tried acupuncture, I see a neurologist, I have had a ct scan and an mri of the brain, which thankfully were normal. The neuro has put me on topamax and depakote. my pcp put me on metoprolol. I work full time. Have trouble sleeping. I have tried herbal supplements which I still take as I’ve been told are supposed to help wi the headache. My pcp gives me fiorcet when the migraine gets bad. I also have Rheumatoid arthritis , I was diagnosed in 2001 with that. but with diet and excercise I have been able to control the pain most of the time. the migraines and the daily headaches are getting to me though. I work full time plus way over 40 hours a week, but my boss is very understanding of the migraines(thank goodness for that).I am at the end of my rope ,,, any suggestions would be appreciated.thanks jan.

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