Many in the migraine community will tell you that chronic migraine is a genetic or inherited disorder. Or that its a disease or a neurological disorder with no known cure.
But I completely disagree and I am proof that chronic migraine can be cured!
I believe for many sufferers chronic migraine is a symptom of something and if you determine the cause you may be able to get rid of them. I did!
I believe there is a cause for everything and every symptom in your body. It’s not normal to one day get a migraine and then it never goes away. I had a chronic daily migraine for 20 years before I figured out the cause. Click here to read about my Migraine to Lyme diagnosis Journey. Yes, I had pain in my head 24/7 for two decades. That is over 7,000 migraines!! The best thing that happened to me was finding out I had Lyme Disease, Babesiosis, Bartonellosis and possibly Ehrlichiosis. It took me almost 3 years of treatment but I no longer have a daily migraine.
What do I mean by cure?
A cure can be defined in many ways but this is my personal definition.
I spent every day for almost 3 years researching treatments for Lyme Disease and co-infections. I spent tens of thousands of dollars trying many different treatments and detoxing methods to try and rid my body of these infections. Once I found out that my daily migraine for 20 years was caused by Lyme and Co’s I was determined to be free of the pain. I was unwavering in my goal to recover completely and live a life migraine-free. I tried every treatment that was offered to me by “headache specialists” and for 20 years I was never pain-free. So now, I was my own doctor. I researched and made my own decisions on what treatments I felt would heal me. I healed my unhealthy body without the use of prescription pharmaceuticals. I cured something that the “headache specialists’ call migraine disease and say there is no cure.
I am migraine-free! I am grateful everyday that I no longer have to live at the mercy of the medical community and big pharma medications and treatments. I can’t believed I survived two decades with 24/7 head pain. I can’t remember the last time I turned on my neuro-stimulator implant. However, without it I would not be where I am today. I am free of my inherited disorder, my neurological disorder and my migraine disease. I no longer have depression nor any of the other labels I was told. I do not take any prescription medications anymore. Woohoo! That’s HUGE!
My migraines were a symptom not a disorder or disease!
My health is restored!
I no longer have Chronic Daily Migraine!
From 1995 to 2015, I was told by several “top” San Francisco Bay Area headache specialists that they did not know why I had a migraine every day. I was naive and I believed them for two decades until I found out the truth. I did not know that big pharmaceutical companies controlled what was taught in medical school. I did not know that Medical Doctors (MD’s) are not taught to determine the cause of symptoms. It took me 20 years of dealing with MD’s to learn that they just give labels based on symptoms and call it a diagnosis. I spent 20 years believing that I had to live with a migraine every day for the rest of my life. I tried every drug (abortive and preventative) and every treatment they suggested to me and nothing worked. By 2012, I was out of options and was left to suffer in bed in a dark room throwing up almost every day. I had depression on and off for 20 years. I was told to just eliminate my triggers and that was all I could do. The MD’s failed me! And they are failing many other chronic migraineur’s.
My life changed in 2013 when I had The Reed Procedure implanted in me to mask the pain. I knew it was not a cure but I needed pain relief so I could try and have a normal life. I am so grateful for my implant and it is the reason I finally got my Lyme diagnosis.
I believe there is a cause to your chronic migraine.
Keep asking your medical professionals what is causing your symptoms.
You may not have figured it out yet but don’t give up trying.
Don’t settle for:
“you have a family member with migraine so that is why you have them”
“I don’t know why you have a chronic migraine”
“I don’t know why one day you got a migraine and it never went away”
“Some people just get them”
“your mom had some so that is why you have them”
“we don’t know the cause of chronic migraine”
“There is no cure”
Here is just a short list of things that can CAUSE migraines.
- Borrelia Burgdorferi
- Colorado Tick Fever
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
- B. Quintana Trench Fever
- Clamydia Pneumonia
- Powassan Virus
- Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) – Biotoxin/Mold Illness See Shoemaker Protocol doctor to heal. What is a Biotoxin illness? Read about it here and here.
- Don’t forget possible vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
I’m sure this list above is incomplete. And I’m sure many in the migraine community will disagree with me and will not consider my suggestions below. It’s okay! I will continue to share my story to try and help as many other migraine warriors as I possibly can.
I encourage everyone with chronic migraine see a Lyme Literate MD. You can do testing on your own at DNA Connexions. It’s an easy at home urine test but make sure you exercise or get a deep tissue massage 30 minutes before. Unfortunately, it’s $500 out of pocket. You can also go to Igenix and order your own blood test. Read more here. I highly suggest this if you have been given multiple “diagnoses” labels. Common ones are chronic migraine, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety, memory loss and bi-polar.
Here are a few important facts you need to know about Lyme Disease.
- A negative test does not mean you do not have it.
- To rule out Lyme Disease and Co-infections you must see a Lyme Literate doctor.
- Testing is very inaccurate so Lyme Disease is a clinical diagnosis.
- Your regular doctors are not educated in Lyme Disease and do not take a negative result from them to mean you do not have it.
- Lyme is considered “The Great Imitator”. This is why millions of people are misdiagnosed or undiagnosed.
- Majority of people with MS, ALS, Fibromyalgia, Alzheimers, RA and many other labels actually have Lyme Disease.
**Ask your headache specialists what is causing your chronic migraine and it they don’t know or say some of the things I mentioned above – GET TO A Lyme Literate MD
I wish all migraine warriors much success in healing their pain!
Never Give Up!
Read my Migraines and Lyme blog post here.
Also, read about detox, detox and detox blog posthere.
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