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I posted a while ago about my experiences with migraines, very similar to most of yours. It is a very debilitating thing, and I've tried everything. From herbal remedies to triptans, tryptalines, a LOT of medications, MRI, optometrist. I have had a migraine 24/7 since November - it never goes away, ever.
BUT, just this week I went to a world renouned accupuncturist, and I am so hopeful now. I have never had any relief at all and his treatments (I had 2 that day) gave me some. The progress was quick and is so promising. It has not completely gone away yet, as to be expected, because it takes time. But, if any of you have also tried all of the medication options and are at a loss, I highly recommend giving it a shot.
I live in Canada, but people from as far as Europe and Afghanistan have travelled to see this accupuncturist.
I have so much simpathy and undertsanding for all of you, it is so horrible and so scary - it feels like you're actually having a stroke when the aura comes on and it's very anxiety provoking. It's almost like it can't be a migraine because 'migraine' just doesn't explain the magnitude of what it feels like.
I will be continuing treatment twice a week for a while, the results so far make me very optimistic.
Modern medication may help the symptoms, but this is helping the actual central nervous system problem, for me at least - I know everyone is different.
Give it a try if you can find someone near you that is very experienced and has reviews from migraine patients. I am a patient at the Ontario Migraine Clinic (an acupuncture clinic for migraines) with Dr. Cleary.
The procedure isn't frightening, they don't stick needles in your head, it's actually in your hands, feet, ankles, sternum, back - depending on your symptoms, so don't feel hesitant because of the needles.
I truly hope everyone finds relief for this, it is something only other sufferers can understand.
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