Episode 002. How I Healed My Chronic Headaches
I struggled with headaches and migraines for decades. Today, we are talking all about healing from chronic illness, and I’m going to share my story and experience with chronic headaches. I’m going to share how I was able to heal myself with a combination of traditional Western approaches paired with a whole bunch of woo-woo energetic stuff.
In this episode, I’ll share how my headaches started, what contributed to them, all the different things that I tried that didn’t work, and what I did that finally brought about my full recovery from chronic headaches. I’m also going to share six pieces of advice for anyone who is struggling with chronic headaches and migraines.
What’s in this episode
How my chronic headaches first began
The things that I tried throughout childhood & adolescence to try to relieve my chronic headaches
The car accident that contributed further to my headaches
How my headaches worsened over the years
My experience with medications and the effects I experienced
The impact my headaches had on my professional & personal life
My breaking point that led to taking steps towards healing myself
The things that I tried that did not lead to long-term relief
What contributed to my full recovery from headaches
Six of my best pieces of advice for those struggling with chronic headaches or illness
“I just couldn’t handle the pain. I didn’t know what was happening, I was so young. I didn’t really know that pain that bad existed. I had never experienced anything like that up to that point in my life & that was my first experience with a migraine.”
“I was calling in sick to work a lot more often than I would like to say I was.”
“I would get headaches multiple days a week usually. I was getting a migraine at least once a month.”
“I would sometimes have a headache for 3 days in a row. 5 days in a row. Up to 7 days in a row.”
“The headaches were so bad, so frequent, so incapacitating that I honestly couldn't work.”
“It was like I was living in this nightmare and I wasn’t able to wake up.”
“I wasn’t going to stop until I didn’t suffer from headaches anymore.”
“Sometimes you just need a breakdown.”
“I stopped talking about my headaches so much. I stopped complaining about them so much. Yes, they were still there. Yes, I could still feel them. Yes, I was still in pain, but did I really need to bring down the vibe of everyone else around me?”
“When you stop complaining about your health and talking about your health issues so much, you draw your attention away from them. You can focus more on other things.”
“I had to make changes to my workspace set up and how I was working.”
“Stress can definitely contribute to and trigger headaches.”
“You can’t give up. You need to commit that you are going to find relief and you’re not going to stop until you do.”
“Don’t be afraid to tell the other people in your life that you’re struggling with headaches and migraines.”
“Rest as much as you possibly can.”
“Pain is always there for a reason.”
**Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. I cannot give you medical advice. If you suffer from headaches or migraines, especially chronically, this is something you need to speak to your healthcare provider about. I am simply sharing my experience with chronic headaches and what helped me heal and recover from them.
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