Migraines versus Headaches–a video

Migraine is definitely not just a headache!

Many of you know that I am a scientist and some of you may also know that I am also a migraineur. I should say I was a  migraineur since I no longer get migraines unless I ignore my discovery based on which I created the Stanton Migraine Protocol® and ignore my signs and what I do and when.

While my final discovery was in 2013, it took several years to fully understand and complete it.  I wrote about migraine cause, prevention and treatment in my book that published its first edition in 2014, and published a few academic articles about it. Find the first one here, another here, another here and one more to come soon here but I do not yet have the date of publish on that one.

Migraine is a horrific condition that luckily I found a solution for several years ago. I have been migraine free now for over 5 years. You may not know that I have been helping migraineurs for over 2 years now. Several thousand migraineurs are now able to prevent or stop their migraines using the  Stanton Migraine Protocol®  all over the world without using any medicines and typically they all also stop whatever medicines they take since once the treatment works, there is no more need for migraine prevention medicines.

Many people still think that migraine is a headache.

It is not.

A new member joined my migraine group and shared a YouTube video of 3 of her migraine attacks. I am posting the video with her permission.

This is not a happy video but I would like to call your attention to how serious migraines are and how little they have in common with headaches.

This little video demonstrates what a few common migraine types look like (you can imagine what they may feel like) and there are many more types–some significantly more serious than the ones in this video.

So do not ask a migraineur: “Have you taken an Aspirin?”

Do not think you have a migraine if you have a headache, no matter how bad.

Do not consider if your spouse or a friend is having a migraine a nuance: it can even be dangerous to her or his life!

If you know a migraineur, treat them with care and help them! Do not offer any sugary drinks!

Most importantly, tell them that there is a solution and send them to me!

Comments are welcomed, as always.

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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