With an estimated 28 million Americans suffering with migraines, it should come as no surprise that at least some of them will turn to very bizarre treatments for relief. I can’t say that I blame them. I can’t begin to imagine what it would be like to live with debilitating headaches. I can still remember my mother hunkered down in a dark room because she couldn’t bear to see light in the midst of an “attack”. The pain is consuming and this “condition” is often thought to “run in the family”, but what generally runs in the family are bad habits that lead to migraines and not the predisposition toward migraines at all!
Barring a (un)diagnosed neurological problem, getting rid of migraines isn’t as difficult as you might think. Unfortunately most migraine sufferers are looking for help in all the wrong places. Here are a few of the desperate measures some people turn to for help.
Just when you think you’ve heard it all, another migraine protocol pops up. One of the latest and greatest procedures being recommended today is upper eyelid surgery; also known as an eye lift Apparently an eye lift is intended to “target” (kill) specific nerves in hopes of providing migraine relief. Obviously there is no science to back-up this procedure for migraine relief, but the fringe benefit of looking younger would definitely get rid of my headache. Since this “migraine relief” falls under the category of plastic surgery, it is not (nor will it ever be) covered by insurance companies. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. the average cost of eyelid surgery is $2,818.
Another migraine protocol with fringe benefits is Botox. Apparently people are being convinced (or they’re just using the excuse) that “freezing” facial muscles will decrease migraines right along with the wrinkles! I guess if you can’t frown as much as you used to then perhaps a headache won’t follow? What??? Just in case you’re tempted to freeze your frown lines for migraine (or cosmetic) purposes, read on:
Wikipedia: Botulinum toxin is a protein and neurotoxin. It is the most acutely lethal toxin known. Botulinum toxin (BTX) can cause botulism, a serious and life-threatening illness in humans and animals. Three forms of botulinum toxin type A (Botox, Dysport and Xeomin) and one form of botulinum toxin type B (MyoBloc) are available commercially for various cosmetic and medical procedures.
If you’d still consider Botox for migraines (or wrinkles) after reading that, you need the rest of your head examined.
Probably the most radical (and ridiculously common) protocol for migraines that I’ve heard about is intravenous Propofol. Propofol is the anesthesia that Michael Jackson (ab)used for sleep deprivation and what ultimately lead to his death.
Apparently 95% of the people who have undergone Propofol anesthesia for migraine purposes report that they no longer had a migraine when they woke up. Hello? Why would anybody be surprised by that? Not only is the patient taken to a point of near-death relaxation with poison, they’re also given an I.V. full of fluids to assure that they are hydrated throughout the procedure and beyond. The praise should actually be given to hydration and NOT the dangerous procedure using lethal drugs. By the way, this migraine relief is reportedly good to last a few weeks…just long enough to begin detoxing of the anesthetic and to hit a state of chronic dehydration all over again.
Some migraine sufferers haven’t gone the radical treatment route (yet) and they treat their symptoms with medications. But medications come with some long term consequences of their own. In fact, Tylenol (aka acetaminophen) is the #1 cause of acute liver failure in the United States...not alcohol abuse as some might believe. Prescription medications for migraine relief can also cause acute liver failure, dehydration and a host of other problems like fatigue, racing heartbeat, nausea, and difficulty thinking. There is a big price to be paid for migraine symptom relief even from the most unsuspecting over-the-counter options and it’s sad to think that some people trade their liver in for relief from the pain. I’m not sure if this is due to desperation or ignorance.
The Long-Term Solution
It must be nearly impossible for the migraine sufferer to comprehend that their pain could be caused by something as simple as dehydration. After all, the pain is horrendous and debilitating…how could something as simple as water be the answer? Perhaps it’s time for a science refresher course. The body is comprises of 70-75% WATER…the brain is 85% water. If you starve the brain of water you WILL pay the price and migraines are the least of your long-term worries. Don’t EVER underestimate the dangers of dehydration!
No offense, but masking the symptoms using any one of these protocols DOES NOTHING to remedy the root problem; so unless you take action of your own to PREVENT the problem, you can expect to suffer the rest of your life! Who in their right mind would be willing to do that? I sure wouldn’t!
If you decide to try a simple approach to your complicated migraine problem, the amount of water and the kind of water makes all of the difference in the world. Water isn’t “just water” any more than a headache is “just a headache”. Don’t expect to get results by drinking water that has no minerals (bottled/reverse osmosis) and no ability to effectively hydrate your brain and don’t overlook the impact that chemically-laced (tap) water can have on your headaches. You need (what some hospitals and thousands of physicians refer to as) “medical grade” water. Big problems call for big solutions! After all, you wouldn’t dream of taking a baby aspirin for a migraine and expect it to do the job, would you?
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