7 Reasons I Believe You Can Cure Migraines
When I was 15, I had my first migraine. It was horrible. I couldn’t see anything but light and dark, couldn’t hear anything but ringing in my ears and didn’t know where I was or what had happened to me. It lasted for three days and when it was over it left me with a fear of light and sound that took a year to overcome. That experience led me on a 20-year journey to cure myself from this curse called “migraine.” Many people live with migraines for decades before finding relief but here are seven reasons why you can cure your migraines:
You are unique and your migraine triggers are unique.
“I can’t cure your migraine,” I said. “There isn’t one thing that causes them. They can be triggered by a number of different things and symptoms. I have patients who think they’re going to die if they don’t get water-soaked bread in their mouth before they fall asleep at night or eat foods high in cheese during the day; others will only get migraines when they’re under stress and unable to relax on weekends; still others only get them when their diet is low in magnesium or has too much salt for their body type…and so on. There are just too many variables for us to pinpoint what’s causing yours.”
Not all headaches are migraines.
Not all headaches are migraines. Migraines are the most common type of headache, but they’re not the only kind. Some other types of headaches include cluster headaches and tension-type headaches.
Migraines can be triggered by different things including stress, anxiety, foods and chemicals. The exact cause of a migraine is unknown, but some experts believe that it’s related to inflammation in the brain (sinus infections can sometimes lead to a migraine).
Although there’s no cure for migraines yet (we hope!), there are many things you can do to treat them: get plenty of sleep; avoid caffeine-containing foods like chocolate; drink lots of water; exercise regularly; reduce stressors in your life such as trying new things or moving homes too often; take medication prescribed by your doctor if necessary
Weather, hormones and sleep affect migraines.
If you get migraines, it’s important to understand the triggers that can set off a migraine. The weather can trigger migraines: sudden changes in temperature, humidity and barometric pressure are all potential reasons for an attack. Hormonal fluctuations like those during menstruation, pregnancy and menopause can also cause migraines to flare up. Sleep deprivation is another common reason for migraine attacks because it results in a lack of restorative sleep cycles (the body needs 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night).
Migraines can be caused by food sensitivities and chemicals in our environment or body.
That might sound like a lot of work, but it’s not. After you remove the offending food or chemical, your body will start producing antibodies that are specifically designed to fight off the offender.
Once you’ve removed a single trigger, you’ll find that your migraines subside. Why? Because once those antibodies are created, they’ll go on alert whenever they sense another threat from your environment or body chemistry. They don’t just protect against one thing—they protect against ALL THINGS like allergens and chemicals that cause headaches!
Drugs only mask the issue while they cause other issues.
As you may be aware, drugs are not a cure for migraine headaches. They only mask the issue while they cause other issues. Drugs can cause side effects, be addictive, be expensive and even dangerous if taken in large doses over a long period of time.
Migraines can be cured with a migraine diet if you find the correct one for you.
One of the most important things to understand about a migraine diet is that it’s not for everyone. Finding the right diet doesn’t happen overnight. It can take some time and trial and error, but if you stick with it, you’re likely to find something that works for you.
Unfortunately, there are no quick fixes when it comes to treating migraines or preventing them altogether—even with a migraine diet! You’ll have to make some changes in your lifestyle in order to see results.
Alternative treatments work for many people and you should give them a chance before surgery or more drugs.
If your doctor has recommended drugs, but you would like to consider other options, there are many effective treatments that don’t carry the same risks as medications. Whether it’s acupuncture or herbal supplements, alternative therapies can be tried with a doctor’s supervision. Some people find that they need to try several treatments before finding one that works for them; others find one treatment that works well enough on its own.
In addition to being safer than prescription drugs and less expensive than surgical procedures, these alternative therapies can also reduce the side effects of medical treatment for migraine headaches. Since these treatments are not always covered by insurance companies or health care providers (such as doctors), it may be helpful to speak with a specialist who offers both traditional and complementary therapies in order to better understand what might work best for you.
You have the power to cure your migraines!
A migraine occurs when blood vessels in the brain dilate (expand), causing pain, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound. These symptoms can last anywhere from a few hours to days.
Several factors can cause migraines—genetics, food sensitivities, stress levels, hormone imbalances—but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do about them! While there is no cure for migraines as of yet (and if that was the case I would not be writing this article), there are several different treatments that work well for many people. Here are some common ones:
I encourage you to explore these possibilities and find the right balance of treatments that works for you. It took me years to find what worked best for me, but now I’m able to live with fewer headaches than ever before. Don’t give up!