Drugs of Shame Series – Introduction
So let’s talk drugs. In particular, I only focus on drugs that are prescribed for migraine pains of members of my migraine group on Facebook, since that is my area of expertise. I ask many questions on a questionnaire and know what medicines they take. The number of medications migraineurs receive these days is staggering. Most migraine pain sufferers take anywhere from 3 to 20 medicines. One of my functions is to analyze conflicts, interactions, and duplication of the medicines. It is very scary when I find duplication of medicines that damage the brain.
New research shows that migraine is not a disease but in fact a structurally different brain that medicines cannot “cure” only “dull the pain down.” I also happened to be a scientist and I figured out the cause of migraine pain. I can say with great confidence that a migraine-brain is a brain in energy crisis that can easily be changed into pain-free brain without any medicines. Migraine-brain is structurally different from all other “normal” brains and so it cannot be “cured” from migraines since it is a brain type represented by a different physiology. The pain of this unique brain is caused by the different energy requirement a migraine-brain needs from a brain that is not a migraine-brain. The cause of pain, pain prevention, and long-term treatment with proper energy is explained in my book.
Here I focus on medicines that are prescribed to dull and take away the senses that also take with them the ability to think, to make decisions, to work, and a host of other negative side effects.
Many migraineurs are children. In fact my Facebook migraine group has several moms whose children—as young as 2 years old—have migraine pains. Some of the members who have migraine pain themselves have started at age 2 and 20, 30, and 70 years later they still have the migraine pain in spite of all the prescribed medicines they have been taking. If you visit Facebook and type “migraine” in search for groups, you will probably get over 100 groups filled migraine pain sufferers, some with over 15,000 members, taking all kinds of prescription medicines. Yet they are all having migraine pain on a regular basis in spite of their medicines. Some migraineurs even have electrical or magnetic stimulators and still are in groups complaining of pain. Some in my migraine group had electrical brain stimulator built-in under their skins, still they were put on many migraine medicines, and still had migraine pains enough to join my group.
Because medicines for migraine pain do not address the underlying cause, they do not work. Some of them work some of the time but none of them works all the time. The few occasions when they do work signal the unique time when the particular neurotransmitter type they provide happens to be identical to the one the brain was unable to create. This happens when these specific neurotransmitter-making neurons are unable to generate action potential–these show up as dark regions of no electrical activity in scanners and are called regions of cortical depression (CD)– and are the very ones that would have to manufacture the neurotransmitters but cannot for lack of enough energy. This can happen with serotonin, for example, when the serotonin-making neurons have no energy. If they are not able to create serotonin, providing serotonin externally will in fact take the pain away. It seems, based on my statistics in my group and in other groups, that serotonin happens to work approximately 30% of the time but when it works is not predictable. For a person it may work one time but not the next time. Hence taking serotonin all the time as preventive makes little sense in terms of preventing migraine-pain from happening.
Instead, most members in my group apply special methods to change their brain energy levels to match the brain they have rather than to force the brain down to a non-migraineur’s brain type and take medicines for the pain.
The many medicines that are prescribed to treat migraine pain with little success goes unnoticed by all doctors and pharmaceuticals because they can prescribe and prescribe and prescribe and make billions of dollars in the process so why should they stop? Can you envision a day when migraineurs do not need any medicines? According to the WHO (World Health Organization) over 10% of the global population has migraine pain. In the US the percentage is more than double the global average. It is in no one’s interest to admit that migraine pains do not need medicines!
Note I do not use migraines as a term. I use migraine-brain or migraine pain. The term migraine has no meaning anymore. So please follow my future postings on the list of medicines in no special order but in order of what I prefer to show the damage many people have to suffer as a result of the pocket books of pharmaceuticals. If you want to find out about migraine-brain, please read my book linked to above and join my migraine group to learn more.
Watch for the series of articles that will appear regularly on Drugs of Shame!
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