Migraines No More!!!
I began having migraines when I was 13 years old when I started my first menstrual cycle. Growing up, I played sports in high school and college, so having a migraine the day of a game could be very painful and frustrating. My migraines seemed to become worse as I got older. When I was 20 years old, my mom took me to the doctor for the first time for my migraines. The doctor prescribed a medicine called Frova, which took away a migraine in a couple hours, but had very serious side effects such as a possibility of causing a heart attack or stroke. I was having about 4 migraines a month at this time. I also saw three or four other doctors while I was in college, tried multiple medications, but all with the same result—I still had migraines.
After college I assumed the migraines would become less frequent because I didn’t have the stress, pressure, and busy schedule of playing a college sport anymore. But they actually got worse. I went back to school for massage therapy and all the studying, stress, and lack of sleep helped contribute to increasing my migraines. They were up to about 9 a month at this time. I went on like this for another couple of years. In 2008, I was prescribed a birth control called Yaz three months before my wedding. I was very hopeful that this would regulate the hormones in my body and help my migraines. At first, my migraines did decrease some, but eight months later the migraines came back with a vengeance. I finally went off the birth control and the result was 22 straight days of migraines until it was out of my system.
In 2009 and 2010, the migraines steadily became worse and worse. I could barely do much of anything strenuous without getting a migraine. In these two years I went to more doctors and specialists, tried multiple medicines (topomax, carbatrol, biostolic, relpax, and imitrex), had blood tests, an MRI, and also had injections into my head, neck, and jaw, but nothing seemed to take these migraines away. After thousands of dollars, there was always the same result—the migraines were controlling and stealing from my life! The thought of having children with my husband was scary and daunting because my body relied so heavily on these strong medications. I wasn’t living at this time, I was barely surviving. I felt as if I had the body of a 65 year old when I was only 28. I felt hopeless, angry, frustrated, and depressed because I thought I had tried everything. I assumed I was just going to have to live with this and try to survive the best I could.
About two weeks ago, a trusted friend and Shaklee distributor shared Shaklee with me. I felt the sparks of hope come alive in my heart for the first time in a very long time. I had trouble sleeping because I was so excited and totally convinced this was God’s answer to my prayers for healing.
I began an aggressive Shaklee regime 1 ½ weeks ago. I went cold turkey off of four medications, so the first few days I still had headaches (but not migraines) because of the detoxing process and dependency. But, I was also noticing a difference after only a few days as well. Instead of a headache turning into a migraine, the headache would actually go away after my lunch time Shaklee supplements. This has NEVER happened before!! My Shaklee routine includes: Vitilizer, Cinch shakes, Vivix, Alfalfa, Nutriferon, GLA, Menopause Balance Complex, Vitamins B and C, Joint Health Complex, Lecithin, and Herb-lax. I also threw out two big bags of household cleaners, got started on Shaklee laundry detergent, and the Shaklee face wash and lotion. I have tried everything that we could afford to get to the root of the problem!
After only a week and a half I can tell a huge difference in how I feel, and I have been migraine free!! I have not had to take any pain medications since I started Shaklee! I am only at the beginning of this journey, but I am so excited where it is going to lead and how I can share my story with others.
I truly believe that after 15 years of having migraines God is going to use Shaklee to fully restore me! Jeremiah 32:44 says, “I’m going to show them life whole, life brimming with blessings. I WILL RESTORE EVERYTHING THAT WAS LOST!”
— Liz Edwards, Tennessee – March, 2011