How To Beat Migraine Using the Stanton Migraine Protocol®

Can migraine be beat without medicines?

You bet.

I have been updating the testimonials page as I get them as often as I can. This time I am creating a little blog around a testimonial I received today to provide a bit of guidance to those who are not decided on what to do about their migraines.

Here is the original testimonial–I removed private information:

This is a summary of the number of days with migraines that I have had the last 8 years. I have no records from before. I found Angela in August 2014. Before that, I was getting worse and worse, year after year. In 2015 I decreased my migraines more than a 60% from 2013. I’ve been migraine free for 25 days a few times. That is my record so far. I reduced my painkillers intake dramatically to none or only 1 if the pain is too hard.
It might sound still poor for some of you that have been 100% successful. However I am very pleased with myself since I come from more than 20 years of dehydration, just peeing straight away [crystal] clear all the water that I was drinking, without realizing that I was making more damage than benefit while I was following the advise of “drink water to hydrate your body” that all doctors tell you. It’s amazing that nobody explains the right way to hydrate your body. It should be a subject at school to prevent all kind of diseases and health problems.

–BG

I am also including a calendar that the migraineur posted so you can see the trend of migraines over the years and since she has started the Stanton Migraine Protocol®

Migraine chart

Migraine chart

As you can see, we have here a person who has been meticulously charting her progress over 7 years and is now starting the 8th year. Note that she met me in 2014 when my book published so she was not able to fully apply all knowledge yet but she started. Note the sharp reductions in migraines from 2013 through 1015; since 2016 just started, obviously that does not count.

I must add that migraineurs who join my process of Stanton Migraine Protocol®  become migraine free over time (no, it cannot happen overnight!) and as they become migraine free, they also stop all their medications. This migraineur is not yet fully migraine free but has already stopped all her migraine medications and is only taking an OTC pain-killer when it is an absolute must.

For those who never took preventive medicines, or took them only for a very short time, recover fast–most within weeks and in general 2-4 months. Those who take preventive medicines every day, take longer to recover because many of the preventives block the process of recovery so we need to compensate. We need to allow them to reduce medications slowly and stop them. Some of the preventives can take a year or more to reduce in full and though “not addictive” is what is said, they are actually very addictive. The politically correct term is “discontinuation syndrome” which means “addicted to the teeth”. Once the migraineur is no longer on any migraine medicines that interfere with the treatment, recovery is very fast.

If you have any questions, please send me a note. Join the medicine free movement–oh and I did not mention: this is also an herbs free and supplement free method that is based on my book , two published academic journal articles (one, two) and on the Stanton Migraine Protocol®.

Comments and questions are welcome!

Angela

About Be Healthy

Angela A Stanton, PhD, is a Neuroeconomist who evaluates changes in behavior, chronic pain, decision-making, as a result of hormonal variations in the brain. She lives in Southern California. Her current research is focused on migraine cause, prevention and treatment without the use of medicines. As a migraineur, her discovery was helped by experimenting on herself. She found the cause of migraine to be at the ionic level, associated with disruption of the electrolyte homeostasis, resulting from genetic mutations of insulin and glucose transporters, and voltage gated sodium and calcium channel mutations. Such mutations cause major shifts in a migraine brain, unlike that of a non-migraine brain. A non-migraineur can handle electrolyte changes on autopilot. A migraineur must always be on manual guard for such changes to maintain electrolyte homeostasis. The book Fighting The Migraine Epidemic: How To Treat and Prevent Migraines Without Medicines - An Insider's View explains why we have migraines, how to prevent them and how to stay migraine (and medicine) free for life. As a result of the success of the first edition of her book and new research and findings, she is now finishing the 2nd edition. The 2nd edition is the “holy grail” of migraines, incorporating all there is to know at the moment and also some hypotheses. It includes an academic research section with suggestions for further research. The book is full of citations to authenticate the statements she makes to be followed up by those interested and to spark further research interest. While working on the 2nd edition of the book she also published academic articles: "Migraine Cause and Treatment" Mental Health in family Medicine, November 23, 2015, open access "Functional Prodrome in Migraines" Journal of Neurological Disorders, January 22, 2016, open access "Are Statistics Misleading Sodium Reduction Benefits?", Journal of Medical Diagnostic Method, February 3, 2016, open access “A Comment on Severe Headache or Migraine History Is Inversely Correlated With Dietary Sodium Intake: NHANES 1999-2004” Angela A Stanton PhD, 19 July 2016 DOI: 10.1111/head.12861 not open access, subscription is required to read it. Dr. Stanton received her BSc at UCLA in Mathematics, MBA at UCR, MS in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, PhD in NeuroEconomics at Claremont Graduate University, and fMRI certification at Harvard University Medical School at the Martinos Center for Neuroimaging for experimenting with neurotransmitters on human volunteers. For relaxation Dr. Stanton paints and photographs. Follow her on Twitter at: @MigraineBook
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