If you suffer from them, you know how utterly miserable they can make you! Whether they occur more than once a day or just occasionally, the result it the same. You are turned into a worthless pile of pain-mystery jelly that could care less what else is going on in the world. Is there a migraine headache remedy somewhere? Maybe …
A migraine headache totally converges your world into something from which you can not escape or even focus on anything else. It forces you to be selfish because your entire being is concentrated into the misery that forces you to go to the darkest, quietest place you can find where there are no people, no pets, no sounds. All you want is to be left alone in the dark because any light or noise simply enhances the severe pain and often, nausea.
It may last for just a few hours or it may be intermittent or it may last for days. Nothing you do sees to make it go away and the residual headache that occurs after the other symptoms dissipate is often worse than the headache during the migraine period itself.
Each person has different symptoms. That is one reason that, for so long, migraines were so hard to diagnose. Some migraine symptoms are common to everyone while others are so varying that they seem like part of a completely different condition altogether.
So much for my trying to describe a migraine. Because the symptoms vary so much from person-to-person, the attempt to describe a migraine is not so important here. I want to relay my own story so that it may help you to rid yourself of these horrible neurological impairments.
My migraines started at age 12. I'm into my 60s now so I've suffered from them for well over 40 years. Back then, doctors had no idea what they were or how to deal with them. They just told you to go to bed, go to sleep and that it would always pass. There was little research and, therefore, information was rare.
The truth is, they still know very little about the specific neurological causes of migraines.
One of the most popular current theories is that changes in one of the cranial nerves, called the “trigeminal nerve,” which is one of the main pathways of pain, may cause migraines. Which specific changes they are referring to is not clear.
Another popular theory is that Serotonin, a neurotransmitter actually triggers the trigeminal nerve and that triggering causes the release of neuropeptides. These neuropeptides then go to the meninges, which is the brain covering tissue, and cause infection in the blood vessels, thus bringing on the pain and other symptoms.
They really do not know much except that inflammation of either blood vessels and / or nerves is “probably” the physiological cause of migraine pain and aura.
It is also believed that many women suffer from some form of hormonal migraines that are triggered at “that time of the month.” Once more, just a theory. Still, nothing concrete.
Well, I too have a theory. It's not scientifically based …. yet …. but it may hold some merit. You're the first to hear about it. If someone has already told you about this, consider yourself very lucky. The vast majority of migraine sufferers do not know about it and that is a shame. Let us move on.
Here's my story: I used to have at least one migraine per week. I will not go into all of my symptoms but I will tell you that I knew they were coming because I had a very obvious aura that started the whole thing off. I would feel as though someone had just taken a flash picture of me. I had spots before my eyes and drop-outs where I could not see very well. In the early days, my verbal skills were actually affected. I would know what I wanted to say and I'd try to say it but weird phrases would come out of my mouth instead.
I might want to say “The dog is brown,” but what would come out of my mouth would be something like, “thatth dorg brrrine how noot.”
I'm serious. My parents were very scared and so was I.
This is one of the reasons I was so reading of migraines. There was no medicine that could help me and doctors had no clue.
Over the years I got to the point where I just accepted that I would have them and I warned my employers and my co-workers. This was not a good situation because I was a firefighter for many years. Can you imagine trying to fight a fire or save someone's life when you're having a migraine? It is very frightening, I can assure you.
This went on for years and there was research finally performed and some medications developed that could help some people with their migraines but left others with no hope. The early medications did not seem to effect my migraines at all. Again, they helped some migraine sufferers but not all of them. Different types of migraines obviously work differently from others and then, not all migraine meds will work for all versions of these headaches.
I happened to have a high triglyceride count. It is just something I inherited. This is again, one of those conditions for which doctors are in the dark. There is no medicine that will lower your triglycerides. There is one natural happening substance that will lower it because and I started taking this substance in an effort to bring down my tri-gees. It worked well enough. I decreed my tri-gees at least one-third.
So, how does this relate to my migraines? Well, I've been taking this over-the-counter substance for about two years now and I happened to notice that I was no longer having migraines. I have not had one migraine headache since about a month after I started taking this stuff. Not one migraine! And this from a person who had them frequently for over 40 years. I have not had to take my migraine medication and I'm saving money on that. I've never had to miss one day of work or go home in the middle of the day from work ….. not once! What is this substance? Simple, it's called eicosapentaenoic acid or EPA.
I'm not going to make the claim that this stuff will help every single person who has migraines but I will unveil you to at least give it a try because you have very little to lose. The solution that I use is very cheap and you can get it at any drug store over-the-counter. I'm certainly not selling it myself so I have nothing to gain other than to try to help you remedy your migraine headaches and that's all I'm trying to do.
Keep in mind that it may not work for you like it's worked for me but again, what little you spend on this product, if it does not work for you, will be nominal. As a matter of fact, it's not going to do you any harm unless you happen to be allergic to it. Truth be known, it will be good for you without you have that allergy. If that's the case, I'm sorry, you will not be able to use it.
None of the so-called “migraine medicines” helped me much at all. One of them, if taken at the very first sign of a migraine, would make the symptoms decrease but it took about an hour and a half for it to become effective. Even then, the headaches were pretty frequent so I was having to buy this medically fairly often and it's certainly NOT cheap! This was, however, the only way I could get any relief, until, that is …. I started taking this very common over-the-counter supplement (EPA). Things really changed then!
I do not want to give you false hope so go into it with an open mind and expect the worst and hope for the best (if you even decide to try it in the first place, that is).
I am not a dealer nor do I have any relationship with any maker or marketer of this substance.
If, in fact, it works for you the way it has for me, you'll feel a miracle yourself.
And of course, the waiver: before you try it, consult with a medical professional. I'm not a doctor so I can not prescribe this. All I can do is tell you that it is what I believe to have removed my migraines. If you decide to give it a try, use it at your own risk. For information purposes only.
Having said that, I suggest, strongly, that you consider this supplement. There are other, more common names for EPA and one specific name that you'll recognize immediately. There are also specific grades of this product available and not all grades are equal when it comes to treating your migraines.