June! Its migraine awareness month!!!! I always like to keep you posted on what is working for me and what is not. Right now my body is going through some crazy changes. It is fighting some crazy virus and some other auto immune issues. Yes, as if migraines were not enough I have these issues now too. I have decided to try an Anti Inflammatory Diet. I will go more into detail on my blog but so far I am really happy with how I feel and I have read so many great things about eliminating dairy and how it helps migraines. I will keep you updated on my progress. For now check out my blog updates and here is more info on this diet. Anti Inflammatory Diet Info
My newest craze…. Migraine glasses!!! I found these gems online and I couldn’t wait to try them. They require no script and the best part is they are risk free. There really is no down side to trying them!!! You put them on anywhere you are, outside or inside, and they start working. They are created to block the light and help to stop migraines from starting or lessen the effects. I have been wearing them for a few weeks now and I am so happy with the results. I mostly love to wear them outside. They have been working better than any sunglasses I have found. https://avulux.com/
Ok… So has anyone tried CBD Oil?????I have heard so many amazing things about what it can do for people like me!!! I have even sat down and talked about this with my doctor! Migraine mamas!!!! Help!!! I need to know! Does it work???
I did it!!! I found CBD Oil at my local wellness store! After a long time of debate and many many years of Advil intake, I decided it was time to try something else. My doctor and I talked about how the over the counter medications were awful for my body, and possibly contributing to my daily migraines. I had no other choice but to try this natural method. I found this oil and with the smallest amount possible, I have found the largest results. I am absolutely amazed!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is coming from a women who has never ever tried any form of this substance even as a young girl in school… so you can imagine my surprise when I turned to it in my early thirties. There is so much research on CBD oil that you can find by asking your doctor or searching on the Internet! I am not an expert! I am just a mama who has a pretty severe migraine condition that wants to share my experience with the world! When I have head pain, not aura, just pain I use 1/2 the amount recommended of the oil on my tongue and within minutes I find relief. I have not taken Advil in a week. This is huge for me!
Even on your sick days…. You’re still a mom first! Being a Mom with migraines is hard. You need to pick yourself up and carry on. There are mornings when I just open my eyes and a migraine hits. I still need to pick myself up and if I cannot walk I crawl down the hall to take care of my two girls. My husband is truly amazing and helps as much as he can, but I have to do my job as a mom too! If you have stumbled upon my page and understand what I am going through…. I would love to hear from you!!!
Magnesium… It works!
The doctor told me to up my daily magnesium intake. I tried many pill form variations but they never seemed to work for my migraines. After doing a lot of research on magnesium I came across Natural Vitality Natural Calm Magnesium powder. I mix it in my water at night before bed. I drink the plain version but it also comes in flavors. This anti stress drink has the perfect amount of magnesium that goes right into your system without having to be broken down from a pill form. I have seem a tremendous drop in my migraines since drinking this magnesium drink. You can find it on Amazon and at most local stores!
So I was skeptical! Like really really really skeptical! I was eligible for Botox for my migraines for a long time before I actually set up the appointment. I am not sure what it was the scared me more, that this was my last resort, or the injections themselves. I think about the “idea” of Botox and what most over the media have used it for and I would always think… it isn’t for me. I have had migraines since I was 9… that is a long time to live life with the beast. I have tried so many medications… and they have mostly failed. I am at the point now where Botox was my last resort. I scheduled my appointment and took a leap of faith. I think I was more nervous about the pain of the injections than anything. The doctor assured me that if I can get through my type of migraine, I can get through Botox… he was right! I had 20 injections total and it lasted about 5 minutes. Since having my first round of Botox I have had headaches, but no serious migraine episodes. I am in shock! I went from having to use my heavy duty abort meds almost daily, to just using over the counter meds every once in a while. It is a life I have never known before! This isn’t to say I will never have another migraine episode again. I don’t think you can ever be cured from migraine, but I truly think this helped so much for me. I know I spent so much time with the fear of the unknown and this was time wasted that I could have been feeling good. As a mom of two young girls my days are precious. I encourage anyone suffering from serious daily migraine and considering Botox with your Doctor to give it a try. It can be life changing.
Migraines…. My gosh why?!?
It seems I have been asking myself this question since my journey with migraines began when I was just 9 years old. I can still remember the day it all happened. They say you never forget the first time you had a migraine and I can remember it like it was yesterday. I was reading out loud in class and I could no longer see the book. I was terrified. After the nurse sent me home to my mother I became violently ill and had the worst headache of my life… this was my first migraine with aura. My migraines have gotten worse with age and changed as well. I have grown to have a condition of migraine called Hemiplegic Migraine. These are a rare type of migraine with aura. My journey of a mom with migraine is a difficult one. I never know from day to day, minute to minute what my life will be like. I am a migraine warrior. My pregnancies were difficult and high risk. I am incredibly blessed to have my two daughters with my condition. I am always trying to find healthy alternatives to the daily medications I am on. My doctors recently started me on botox and so far so good. I hope to take you on my migraine journey of life as a mom with migraines. I plan to share diet tips that work and help. My success stories with supplements and medications, and any other tips that could help another mama in need.