Yep, I am serious: migraineurs are forced to quit drugs in secret because of prescription-paid doctors!
I run a large Facebook group with migraineurs. My group has a goal: become migraine free without adding any new drugs and if possible, reduce those a migraineur takes. We use the Stanton Migraine ProtocolTM which is a non-medicinal but scientific understanding of what migraine is, why it causes pain, and how to prevent or abort it without any medicines, without any herbs and without any supplements. Just by understanding what is causing it, prevention and treatment is completely possible. The explanation–though not the protocol–is available in paperback or e-book from many sellers (I used the links to Amazon).
In the Facebook group, once members start the protocol they see results very quick–some are able to abort their migraines immediately but those on many medications often cannot for some time. Many medications prescribed to migraineurs interfere with hydration of the cells. A very large number of these medicines block the functions of the voltage gated sodium pumps that would allow the cells to open their doors for nutrition while others block the high voltage gated calcium channels, which would permit the neurotransmitters to be released by the neurons. Both sodium and calcium blockers are systemic, meaning they block the functions of cells all through the CNS and sometimes even the heart and other vital organs.
In spite of that, many migraineurs are able to overcome their pain by at first increasing some parts of the protocol to override the block of the medicines. Once they are pain free, they would like to stop their medications! There is a long list of medications I am collecting that will be written up under the title “Medicines of Shame” in later blog posts. But the worst part of it is that often times these medicines are extremely addictive–or let me be politically correct: “discontinuation syndrome” is the proper name now and not addiction.
This means that reduction can take a very long time–sometimes over a year–of a single medication! Reducing a medication this slow requires the doctors’ cooperation since they have to refill the prescriptions at decreasing doses as the patient feels at comfort with the reduction speed and NOT at the speed the doctors usually prescribe. I now understand why that is. Since many doctors have a vested interest in their patients continuing to take these medications, the last thing on their mind is to let them reduce it comfortably! No way! Let’s make them so miserable in the reduction that they will come right back on and take it again!
So now patients check first for the name of their doctors in the open database that lists (supposedly) doctors who take payments (interestingly some doctors’ names do not appear even as doctors; no idea why). Those who take no payments simply show as $0 accepted.
However there are many doctors who take tens of thousands of dollars each year for prescribing medicines. For them to have a patient quit medicines is money lost!
Conflict of financial and medical oath interest!
Hence if migraineurs find their doctors in the database, they need to hide that they are reducing and quitting else they get dumped and go through living hell and then back on the drugs again! Unfortunately this happens quite often. Often enough to prompt me to create this blog to call attention to doctors of shame who chose money of their own financial wealth over the welfare of their patients!
Shame on you!
Opinions and comments are welcome! Please share this blog so those doctors to whom this is relevant get their faces burning and feel like hiding!