Classic Migraines

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I'm hoping that any sufferer of classic migraines may read this and benefit from my experience. I am not a doctor or any specialist, just a guy that suffererd with classic migraines for around 15 years and finally by co-incidence managed to find a process that stopped them dead in their tracks.  This worked for me, a couple of friends, and my wife.

I suffered from classic migraines for 15 years and by shear coincidence found a cure for my migraines. 

What is important is that you do suffer from the classic type of migraine  :  Do you get the early warning bell : which is an aura or spots, which then progress to numbness in the face, then nausea  and finally an intense head ache where you cannot face any sort of light, and need to rest in a state of darkness.  I used to lock my self in a cupboard seeking complete darkness.

So I tried all sorts of doctors, medication , even the headache clinic, and nothing helped.  I used to play soccer, and one day  I was just out of the army, playing a game of soccer .  We had just started, I was on the field when I started getting the "spots", I new I had to get off the field as I had about 30 minutes before I would experience the worst migraine. By this stage I experienced about 3 migraines a week.

Co incidentally as the spots arrived, I also felt like sneezing, and what I normally do when I get the urge to sneeze, is look into a bright light, this helps the sneeze come quickly.  So I naturally glanced at the sun for about 3 or 4 seconds.

This made me sneeze, but what it also did is made my spots go away.  So here I am waiting for my migraine to come but it never came.

I thought this was weird as I would always get a migraine after the spots.  I put 2 and 2 together and realized that staring at a bright light may have caused this.

So I waited for the next migraine to arrive, a day or so later.  The minute I got the early warning spots/or aura, I ran outside and stared at the sun for 3 or 4 seconds, looked away, stared again, looked away, and I think I tried it again for 2 or 3 seconds, and noticed that the spots went away. To my utter joy, once again the migraine did not develop.  So for the next couple of months I realized if I stared at the sun by day, or at a bright light at night, just when the spots arrived, it would stop my migraine dead in its tracks.  The important thing was to do this the minute I saw the spots/aura.  If I was too late, the migraine would develop.

It's funny the, irony is that bright light really affects you when you have a migraine, who would think that bright light is what causes a reaction in your head to stop the migraine from happening.

After doing this for about 1 year, my migraines completely disappeared, I never even got the spots. 

I have helped my wife and some friends who have suffered from classic migraines.  And have noticed that it is important that people that  suffer from the same symptoms as mine, tend to have successful results.

So remember that staring at the sun is dangerous and my cure sounds ludicrous, but it worked for me and some friends of mine including my wife.

If you try it, it is at your own risk, but remember, the important thing is to get it when the aura or spots arrive before the migrane, and it only takes 2 or 3 seconds at a time to glance at the sun, look away, if the spots are still there try it a second time and maybe even a third. I cannot guarantee  that this will work for all migraine sufferers.

Good luck

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    Hello Aris

    Hmm I've had migraine aura since I was a young child.

    I'm now 53 I still have it. But I get the blue spots and then bam!!

    I get the zig zag lights! Sometimes I wake up to it and already the zig zags are there obliterating my vision! I don't know that I've had the auras until I open my eyes and see bright zig zags. 🙁 But that is interesting what you are saying though. I get these zig zags for usually about 30 mins but sometimes they can go on for an hour.

    But I find being menopausal I get them once a month now. But it can be because I'm short sighted too. Because migraine is more common in short sighted people than not. It can also be in families which mine is. I have the classic migraines. The doctor told me to keep away from chocolate I do eat milk chocolate but not dark chocolate as that gives me a headachy feeling after about two minutes. But the milk chocolate doesn't but after a month I get a migraine. Maybe I shouldn't eat it Atall. But also alcohol cheese citric acid can make me have one. All interesting facts.

    But loosing sleep can trigger one off too.

    Stress can bring one on.

    Best to try and keep calm and watch what one eats how much one eats of forbidden foods I find.And making sure my eye sight is not straining. For me having scoliosis in my lower back and stiff neck gives me terrible headaches also inherited from my mother. So for me it's a number of things that can trigger off a migraine.

    I get the pain seperate from the auras and the night light zig zags that comes and goes and makes me feel washed out!

    Then another the dreaded headache sickness comes where it disables me to bed and can't eat very well for about two days🙁

    So I live a life of ups and downs you could say🤔Liz

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      Just ensure that you try get it as the zig zags appear, and before it starts developing into a full blown migraine.

      Good luck and hope it works for you like it did for me.

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      Hi Liz...

      Another thing , it does not have to be sun, just very bright light, if I got the symptons at night, ie : the spots, I would go to the nearest bed side lamp and stare at the light for a second or 2, look away, and stare at it again and if the spots went away, then I would know that the migrane would not develop from there.

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    So happy for you that this works so well.  Unfortunately I do not get the aura or spots with my migraines. Mine start with eye pressure and some sinus pressure then head pressure.  As soon as this happens I need to take a Rizatriptian and lay down.  My migraines seem to come on with weather changes or stress or just comes on for other reasons.  I get these 1 or 2 times a month.  Hard to make plans as you never know when migraine will come on.

    Thank you for sharing!


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      Thanks Wendy, maybe give it a try one day, as soon as you feel the eye pressure, maybe if you catch it right as it happens, try the glance, maybe it will trigger off something that changes the path and does not develop into a full blown migrane.
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    This is interesting...too bad you can't bottle and sell would be rich.

    Unfortuanetly, i get no warning when I get my migraines.

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      Hi Misssy

      I think there a quite a few people that experience the "Classic Migraine" Symptoms and If I can help them get the relief that I finally got , then I have achieved something huge. 

      Wish I could bottle it and sell it!!! smile

      And I don't know that every single person will get a cure from this, what I do know, is it is worth a try, and it is absolutely free advice!!!!!!

      It helped my wife and I, and some friends, so all I can say is good luck to all who try it!!!!!


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    I have the same migraines as you, and currently back to one a week. Will defo give a go on the next one!
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      Hi Sarah, good luck. Just remember to time it right. The minute you get the spots, glance at the sun for a sec or 2, look away, if the spots have not gone , glance again, for a sec or 2, do it about 3 times. If at night, choose a bright bedside lamp and stare at the lightbulb for a sec or 2.  Hope this works.


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