I’ve suffered from migraines since I was a teenager, as I got to my mid-twenties, they became chronic and severe with pain that would last for days, keeping a diary I discovered I spent 70% of my life with a migraine.
I found it difficult to manage my full time career, always taking sick days, coming in late and leaving early. I had no social life, lost many friends and was alone as any free time was for being in pain or recovering attempting to do normal things like going to work. I was unable to seek rescue in traditional migraine medication as I learnt I was allergic and I was against other methods that seemed extreme and not sustainable.
I experimented with meditation, L-Theanine, Low Dose Naltrexone, and other methods to improve stress and sleep. Trial and error continued for a few months.
I learnt that magnesium glycinate was the right type of magnesium for my body and recently I added capsules of PEA (Palmitoylethanolamide) to my treatment plan.
After two and half months I have 50% improvement in my migraines. I became a punctual employee, I gained a social life again and I even began dating and thinking about all regular life things that someone in their late 20s would be considering.
I still get migraines that are less severe and I can recover quickly. But I am now living life again, and make plans to live rather than worrying when a migraine may hit. The goal is to see if I can further improve and after feeling like “I had tried everything” I’m confident in this natural approach that will be sustainable over the course of my life.
Tina, 28yo, marketing professional