Most people believe there is no cure for migraines.
As a doctor, I get extremely frustrated when I hear there is “no cure.” I know there are some instances where this true, but most cases have reliable remedies for migraine symptoms. But, as the famous saying goes, “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results.” If you’ve been trying the same migraine treatments for a long time and it’s not working, it’s time to try something new.
I’ve heard just about every reason for migraine:
- Allergic reaction to food
- Sensitivity to smells or sounds
And the list goes on and on…
Many believe there is no cure for migraines because there are just so many triggers. Everyone has a different trigger, and everyone experiences the pain differently. This is why treatment cannot be the same for everyone across the board. That’s the problem with modern medicine – they want to treat everyone the same.
Most doctors will simply prescribe a migraine medication if you show up complaining of frequent headaches, but the majority of sufferers find they do not work. The real question (and where being a doctor really comes into play) is: why are you having migraines?
Here is the biggest thing I tell all my patients… taking medication without knowing the cause of the migraines is the same thing as putting black tape over a check engine light in your car. Eventually, the car will shut down because you have not addressed the real problem. You have simply chosen not to acknowledge the warnings.
There are 4 common reasons for migraine:
Reasons for this type of migraine include being involved in a car accident and suffering from a whiplash injury, having a pinched nerve, or suffering from a brain tumor.
#2: Food Sensitivities
You can have food sensitivity without having an actual allergy. Most migraineurs have sensitivity to at least three different food groups. Dairy and grain are the two most common sensitivities, so if you are trying to figure out what your sensitivities are, try the elimination diet.
#3: Thyroid Dysfunction
Approximately 70% of my migraine patients have a thyroid disorder, and more than half of all thyroid cases are misdiagnosed. The thyroid gland acts as an energy thermostat, so you cannot function normally when your thyroid is not operating smoothly.
#4: Adrenal Fatigue
Some conventional doctors dub adrenal fatigue as a “fake illness.” Unfortunately, this “fake illness” can cause massive migraines. More than 70% of the American population suffers from adrenal fatigue at some point in their lives. Most recover, but many do not. Adrenal fatigue can lead to flu-like symptoms that never go away. Adrenal glands handle stress, so when stress gets to an exhaustive level, your body starts shutting down to preserve itself. Alcohol and caffeine can deplete your adrenals even further.
You can have one or all of these reasons for your migraine. Unless you address the cause of your migraine, you will never be free of the symptoms.
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