If you suffer from migraines you have most likely treated them with a prescription or over the counter medication. That is how I used to treat my migraines, that is until I was introduced to a fabulous drug-free pain relief device that changed not just how I treated them, but how they impacted my life.
How I used to ride out a migraine
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The picture above is how I used to ride out a migraine. The picture below this paragraph is how I get through them now. What’s the difference? The difference is in how I treat migraines.
First migraine in over 8 months and I was not sentenced to bed.
In the beginning
I began experiencing debilitating migraines early on in my chronic life. However, they weren’t frequent and weren’t as disruptive to my life as my other chronic illnesses were until 2011. At that time they began occurring on a weekly basis. The pain was so intense that I couldn’t open my eyes if my life had depended on it. Over the counter migraine medication would knock me out for hours, if not for the entire day. I would need days to recover from each episode and the meds always left me feeling groggy.
A new way of living
After trying medical marijuana in 2012, I knew that I no longer wanted to treat any of my chronic illnesses with pharmaceutical medication unless absolutely necessary. After fully detoxing from my medications, I began treating all of my symptoms and pains with cannabis. Immediately, the number of migraines I experienced decreased dramatically. From that point on, the only time I suffered from one was when an extreme heatwave or a storm front would push through. Thankfully we don’t experience either one too often here in southern California. While no longer losing a few days of my life every week or month, I would still lose 2-3 days every time a major weather disturbance hit. Having them occur less often wasn’t the only perk, the intensity of my migraines began to lessen as well.
In December of 2016, I was asked to try PEMF therapy with Oska Pulse. PEMF therapy uses pulsed electromagnetic fields to reduce pain and inflammation without dangerous drugs or side effects. While skeptical, I gave it a try. To my surprise, it worked!!! At first, I used it to treat inflammation in my joints. After a few months, I began using it full time to relieve abdominal pain caused by adhesions (the result of endometriosis and surgical scarring). As you can read in my series (click here to read), Oska Pulse also relieved pain in my feet and sacrum from psoriatic arthritis. But something even more amazing happened after more months of use, I began experiencing fewer weather-related migraines and after a year of continuous use, the most I would get knocked down for was one day! Today marks 17 months since I began using this drug-free pain relief device daily. My current migraine is the first that I have had in over 8 months! Other than a 60-minute nap, I have not been confined to my bed. I may not have the energy to go to the beach or Disneyland, but I have been able to sit and work at my desk each day.