Reduce Monthly Migraines

REDUCE MONTHLY MIGRAINES by 50% or more! After 50 years of headaches, I used an injectable medication for three months, and it reduced my migraines. In just three months! I want everyone who suffers to know about this exciting news.

Most medications are for use after the symptoms begin. Wouldn’t it be better to treat the cause and not have the headache start?


Is My Migraine Story Like Yours?

Image depicting a migraine

My story may be a lot like yours if you’ve been dealing with migraines for decades. I suddenly had red zigzag lines in front of my eyes in the eighth grade. Soon after that, I felt like a hammer smashed down on the top of my head, and I could not stand the bright lights.

My mom (a registered nurse) picked me up from school and took me to see a pediatric neurologist that day. She thought I had a brain tumor. I don’t remember much about that pain-filled time, but I do recall hearing the doctor say, “She has a textbook migraine.”


No Preventative Migraine Treatment

Pills that were prescribed for migraines.

Most of my life, preventative migraine treatment did not exist. Initially, I was given shots of Demerol and then given pills to take at home. The idea was to sleep while it was happening and hopefully, it would be gone when I woke up.

I had small children, and I was in my senior year of college, so this sedating medication did not work anymore. I saw my doctor and asked, “Can we take some time to treat the cause and not just the symptoms? How do I reduce monthly migraines? She said, “We don’t know why they happen. All we can do is give you something to take for after the symptoms begin.”


A few years later, I saw a new doctor and learned about pills to take at the first sign. Sometimes it worked. Sometimes it didn’t. At least the abortive medications continued to improve.


Alternative Care for Migraines

I had acupuncture, hypnosis, massage, learned stress reduction techniques, and saw a Physical Therapist who taught me Feldenkrais yoga, bio-feedback, and visualization. I worked out regularly, ate an anti-inflammatory diet, and practiced self-hypnosis, and meditation.

And I still had migraines although I had less as time passed.


CGRPs – Preventative Migraine Treatment

I recently had brain surgery for trigeminal, occipital, and glossopharyngeal neuralgia. This triggered numerous migraines a month.

Hope for fewer migraines

After that, I saw a neurologist who specialized in migraines. He brought me up to speed on the new injectable medications. I’ve used these once a month for the last three months and have 50% fewer headaches!!!

These current drugs are called CGRPs (calcitonin gene-related peptide). Read this detailed explanation from experts on what this is and how it works. 

Talk to your neurologist about CGRPs especially if you have been using the same drugs for years. The two of you can then decide on the best preventative treatment.

For more information on CGRPs, read Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide (CGRP) and Migraine by Paul L. Dunham, Ph.D.  

If you have Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) along with migraines, here is a great article by Dr. Alexander Mauskop

Please let me know if you have any questions about this.


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I am a Master Hypnotherapist, Certified Nutritional Consultant, and Reiki Master teacher for over 20 years. I share information on how to reduce chronic persistent pain. Even though your diagnosis may be different than mine, I understand what you are going through.

I impart pain management tools that can help change your thoughts about chronic pain and reduce it.

You CAN manage how you feel.

REFUSE TO LET PAIN BE IN CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE!!!

If you need help or have questions, email me at gail@thrivewithchronicpain.com or go to my Contact page.

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