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Migraines, ‘Magic Shots’ And Lies Perpetrated By Conventional Medicine

August 3, 2011 by  

Migraines, ‘Magic Shots’ And Lies Perpetrated By Conventional Medicine

I have a friend who suffers from migraines (not Rep. Michele Bachmann, though I’m sure she’s a delightful person). The young lady of whom I speak has suffered from this condition for most of her life. Unlike the aforementioned Presidential candidate from Minnesota, my friend’s migraines are often debilitating. For years, she sought answers from Conventional Medicine, until she got some unusual advice in an emergency room.

The young lady in question recently visited her local emergency room twice in the space of five days for two separate migraines. On the first visit she was given a shot, often referred to as the “magic shot,” which consisted of Phenergan and “enough Demerol to bring down a bull elephant” — the words of the on-call physician. The shot made her fall asleep for about three hours, after which she awoke and suffered for an additional 26 hours before the migraine abated. All told, that migraine lasted for 72 hours.

On the second visit, she was attended by a nurse practitioner (NP). This man, she told me, was different. After she explained her current symptoms and related her experience during the first visit, the NP closed the door to her room.

“Do you want to have the shot,” he asked, “or do you want to get better?”

Taken aback, my friend replied that she wanted a treatment that worked. The NP then explained that, in the fast-paced world of emergency rooms, most medical professionals assume the people who come in complaining of migraines just want the “magic shot.”

“If they’re drug seeking, it’s faster to just give them the drugs,” he explained. “I never prescribe opioids for real migraines.”

In all the years my friend had been visiting emergency rooms, she had always received a shot. Sometimes it worked, sometimes not. Never, not once, had she been told that she was being treated like a mere drug addict.

It turns out, Demerol (chemical name meperidine) does not cure migraines, and hospitals know this.

“Despite guidelines recommending against opioids as first line treatment for acute migraine, meperidine is the agent used most commonly in North American emergency departments,” read a study reported in Annals of Emergency Medicine, a peer-reviewed medical journal.

The study concluded that: “Meperidine is less efficacious and associated with more side effects than DHE regimens in acute migraine headache. There was also a trend towards decreased efficacy of meperidine compared to anti-emetics… Clinicians should consider alternatives to meperidine when treating acute migraine with injectable agents.”

The NP instead prescribed for my friend what he called “the migraine cocktail” — Benadryl, Compazine and Toradol, given intravenously with a liter of fluids. This remedy contained no narcotics and was relatively mild as far as prescription drugs go (although prescription drugs should be avoided, of course). Because this treatment takes an hour to administer, emergency rooms rarely offer it, choosing to just give migraine sufferers the shot.

While I applaud the NP’s non-use of opioids, I would add that at least one study has found that a popular supplement, coenzyme Q10, may be successful in preventing migraines.

A 2004 study reported at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting found that migraine patients who took 100 mg three times a day of CoQ10 — which acts as the body’s energy producer — had fewer attacks in three months than those who took a placebo. The participants taking CoQ10 also had fewer days with a headache and fewer days with nausea.

My friend’s migraine was gone within half an hour of being treated with the “migraine cocktail,” but when she spoke to me she felt sick — over the way she had been treated by the medical community through the years.

 

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American who has been writing a newsletter since 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • Jerry

    One plus of the ‘migraine cocktail’ is the 1 liter of fluid. My wife relieved most of her headaches by drinking a glass of water before going to bed and anytime she feels one coming on.

    • Christin

      Jerry,

      Drink a glass of water every morning, too, most people are dehydrated which causes fatigue and other physical problems.

    • Sarah

      Right on Jerry… When your fluids (especially around the brain) get too long you will suffer migraines and headaches. I had an MRI before they figured out my problem, they couldn’t hardly draw blood I was so dehydrated. But I didn’t feel like I was dehydrated and I always drank water during the day. But ss long as I make sure to stay hydrated and take naproxen as soon as I think I’m getting one then it usually stops it. A low sugar level can also play a part.

  • Fran Gregg

    I used to get terrible migraines and cluster headaches. My headaches have almost completely gone away since I started taking CoQ10 a number of years ago, but I never considered that there might be a connection.

    • Mike in MI

      Fran -
      Actually, nutrient depletion is a common cause of migraines. The problems often show up in the head and neck musculature which go into spasm. Water, as on the post above, can also often be a factor. CoQ10, frequently depleted in Americans, helps the body produce energy which is often forgotten as part of the cellular cycle in muscle relaxation. Muscle contraction demands an energetic process and specific nutrients. So, also, does muscle relaxation with different nutrients involved (a fact that is under appreciated/often forgotten by most providers of any stripe). If

      • Christin

        Mike in MI,

        We also did some research and found that ‘Magnesium’ intake helps prevent migraines from occurring and is also depleted in Americans as well…

        I take 400 mg of ‘Magnesium Citrate’ twice a day and I have almost no headaches and rarely any migraines unless I forget to take those two doses…

        • Mike in MI

          Right you are Christin -
          Magnesium is a big part of the chemistry of muscle RELAXATION (calcium and related chemicals for CONTRACTION). As you found out it is also commonly a depleted substance in the standard American diet – and, therefore, body.

    • Mike in MI

      cont’d from my post above -
      If muscles contract but cannot relax normally they build up toxicity intracellularly which gets out of the cells. These chemicals then stimulate local chemical receptors to start sending volleys of pain signals which continue until the muscles fatigue and then go slack. Medical doctors usually are ignorant of anything but drugs. However, it is simply impossible to get rid of conditions caused by nutrient depletion until the depleted nutrients (water too for flushing) are supplied to the body in sufficient quantities.
      A simple way to detoxify that can work (if other factors are in order) is straight cherry juice. The brand “Indian Summer” has been found to be a great aid in flushing the body of toxicity. Drink at least a half gallon of water and wait for your body to take that up. Then drink the 46 oz. bottle of juice. Stay near the bathroom because in about an hour or two you are going to go “whoosh”. It should relieve pain associated with muscular spasticity.
      Another cause of migraine type pain can be caused by skull bones that are jamming each other or impacting the nervous system. X-rays are useless to define these states. But there are simple tests that a well trained provider (usually chiropractors) can perform to define exactly what the brain wants the provider to do to relieve the badly positoned skull or tail bones. (The tail bone at the end of the spine can highly stress the whole nervous system.) This is crucial: the doctor must be able to find out what the brain wants – not what he thinks or guesses should be done. There’s too much of that in chiropractic and medicine. It can not produce the ultimate best results (sometimes relief but not resolution). The manual snapping, popping and crunching should be avoided if that is all the practitioner does. (But, if that is all that’s available it’s better than nothing.)
      These are some of the necessary things that have been seen to work that medical doctors/physiotherapists know nothing about and do not recommend or can not do.
      To your health and wellness.

    • Sarah

      Hi Fran, I took COQ10 for a few years and it never helped me. In fact after I stopped taking all vitamins I never felt any different afterwards then I did before. Maybe for some it just doesnt’ work. Or maybe it was just the dehydration that was causing mine. Blessings:)

  • BillboTex

    I agree, and thank the author for the article. My only disagreement is with the title, specifically “…Lies Perpetrated By Conventional Medicine.” I think a more correct accusation would be “…Inefficient Medical Care Perpetrated by Cost Considerations Pressure from Hospital Administrators and federal Government Intrusions.” This is what ALWAYS happens when any “non medical administration” takes control of the details of medical treatment. Treatment effectiveness drops immediately and precipitously, as we see now, and as we will REALLY see if ObamaCare is not repealed. Most physicians apply their oath “First do no harm” to their medical practice whereas non-medical adminstrators and government promote “First show me the money”. And if ObamaCare is instituted we will see “Only the money receives medical treatment”. That is why the wealthiest of the sick drive to America from Canada for their medical treatment. Wealthy Brits would also drive here if there was a highway, but the wealthy Brits are forced to fly here. With ObamaCare there will be an age limit to qualify for many high risk treatments which are available to anyone without consideration of age, now.

  • lmtTexas

    I am a massage therapist and if you grind your teeth and get headaches it could be because of tight muscles. I know acct I have helped many who have had migranes all caused by tight muscles. Chemical imbalances such as above massage will most likely not help, but tight muscles oh yeah!!!

  • Ellen

    Much of what we do as standard medical treatment is incorrect. Instead of finding root causes of common medical issues and treating those causes, we get a drug that treats a symptom. Our system has been corrupted by Big Pharm and doctors are taught to treat us using drugs. The younger doctors are the worst because that’s all they know. Older doctors went to medical school before many of today’s popular drugs were created and may be more skeptical. A common example is SSRIs used for depression. They change the way your body uses seratonin so you have more available to combat depression. Because seratonin turns into melatonin (the sleep hormone) naturally, people on SSRIs have problems sleeping. Instead of telling them to take melatonin to combat this, doctors prescribe sleeping pills. Melatonin is available at any drug store and is a natural product that your body makes/uses. Long term use of sleeping pills is known to cause medical issues, yet it is our standard medical practice. We spend billions each year on medical research, yet we’re not researching how to naturally repair natural bodily processes.

    • 45caliber

      There are many natural things that can heal. The reason they are seldom used and are NOT considered by drug companies is that it is impossible to grow enough of it to meet everyone’s needs. The only drugs the drug companies will consider are synthetics they can produce in massive amounts. Those who advocate the natural things know they will also work but don’t realize that if 7 billion people suddenly wanted to start using these things, they would quickly disappear.

      My belief is … use them but don’t insist that the government and drug companies start using them. We would soon run out of them. Tell your friends and let it go at that.

      • Cathy

        I believe that Big Pharma doesn’t like the natural cures because they can’t PATENT them; hence, they can’t make money from them.

      • T

        You can grow enough of it to meet people’s needs. It is easily done. Much of it grows wild in your yard, the forrest etc. The reason there is a war on nature is so Big Pharma can force people to not use nature that has cured and nurtured humans for tens of thousands of years. Just think about Monsanto’s deal with clovers and dandelions. Those are both a food source and a medicine. Not just red clovers either. The kind you find in your yard. They cannot force you to buy things from them if it grows wild in your yard. This is why they say don’t use it, this is why there is a war against nature.

  • steve in AZ

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    • mickey

      This is so sad. I had two sisters die of cancer, neither would look for an alternative. My brother who had lung cancer and the operations now has emphysema and skin cancer. I told him about the iodine treatment for the skin cancer and he was afraid his doctor would drop him if he used anything except what she said.

      It is unbelievable that none of the three would look for something else given the survorship of cancer patients on conventional drugs.

      Sad so many people carry their drugs around with them like a badge of courage. The same drugs that people die from.

      Thanks for your link. It really was informative. I would pass it on to my brother but he is so hooked on the drugs I can’t do anything except attend his funeral in a few months.

  • 45caliber

    I had migraines for forty five years. Along with all the other known headaches. I generally had headaches at least six days a week – if I was lucky – and they usually lasted most of the day.

    Finally my doctor suggested that I try Cymbalta, a nerve medication. He gave me the beginning dose to start. When I tried the regular dose it was too strong so I went back to the beginning dose. I’ve been on it about five years now. During that time, I’ve had two migraines, NO cluster headaches, NO sinus headaches, and generally only have one tension headache a month. A couple of asprin with take care of that.

    It may not work for everyone, but it is worth a try if you have that problem.

    • T

      You are lucky. Cymbalta is a dangerous poison. Glad your headaches are gone but there are other things to treat it that do not carry a risk of increased suicidal thoughts and not to mention sexual side effects. Here is a link for the wiki on that medication. 91% of people had side effects. That is a high rate. :( Its nice of you to stick up for Big Pharma. :S http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duloxetine Do you see how many things they treat with just Cymbalta? It is not the magic bullet they lead people to believe it is. It is a poison. They approved its use amidst concerns over liver toxicity and suicidal events in Europe to treat stress incontinence. How scary is that? I had a friend who took that drug. He did not fair so well as you did on it. Liver toxicity and suicidal “events” are awful risks to take just for a pill.

      • 45caliber

        Of course Cymbalta is a poison. Almost all drugs are.

        I hope I didn’t come across that it helps everyone. I’m certain that it doesn’t. But if it helps some, it is worth it. I’ve not had ANY side affects after I quit using the stronger version. That made me dizzy so I quit it after about three doses.

        I’m not trying to stand up for the phrams. I believe they should do a lot of research on plants, etc. to find out what will and won’t work. They don’t. All they work on are chemicals. I was just trying to explain why they do work only with chemicals.

        • hicusdicus

          What kind of plant food would you suggest for a diabetic?

    • Christin

      45,

      I, too, suffered from frequent headaches and then migraines starting at age 21. Maybe seven or so years ago I started using over the counter products called, ‘Migra-lief’ and ‘Migra-eze’, both contained low doses of ‘Magnesium.” We did some further research on migraines (some are hormone related which dwindle with age) and found out it is a ‘Magnesium’ deficiency that bring them about. I have been taking 400 mg of ‘Magnesium Citrate’ twice a day, once in AM and again in the PM to prevent migraines from occurring… and this has helped tremendously.

      Best to you.

      • 45caliber

        There is a headache institute on line that I used to have the address for. No longer. But they research all types of headaches. They state that migranes vary from person to person. They do have a proceedure that MIGHT work to locate the problem but so far they have found nothing that is common to very many, much less everyone. About all they agree with is that is is mostly nervous based This one worked for me and might for someone else.

  • 4TimesAYear

    I’ve had Compazine and Toradol before – they NEVER works; I can’t imagine Benadryl doing anything – (I was on it for sleep and allergies for a number of years and it did nothing for the migraines). The only “cocktail” that worked was the “Coddon Cocktail”: 75mg Demerol, 75 mg Nembutal, and 50mg of Phenergen. I’d doze for 12 hours and the headache would be gone EVERY time. They talk about rebound headaches from taking too much migraine medication, but I can honestly say I never had a rebound headache with this treatment, and I only had them about 3-4 times per year – it was only when they were UNDERTREATED that I had “rebound” headache, getting them so frequently I can’t work. The last time I went to the ER for treatment, the doctor asked which I wanted him to treat, the pain or the nausea? I wondered if he ever asked someone with a broken arm if they wanted their arm set or if they wanted pain relief. I’ve never gone back to the ER – I have to suffer through the nightmare because they are so dead set against treating anyone they are afraid is “drug seeking” – they don’t want to contribute to addiction and as a result withhold treatment from real sufferers.

  • putzicaf

    I wake up daily with migraine headaches with an occasional over the top headache that sends me to the ER, they make kidney stones look like a walk in the park, I’ve had two strokes from these headaches. The ER has tried this cocktail on me and it doesn’t work. The only thing that does work is demerol and promethazine.

  • T

    Wow…why are so many people in America having migraines?

    • Mike in MI

      Malnutrition, head and neck trauma, systemic toxicity and failure to keep looking until they find a provider to get rid of the cause of their individual problems that feel and manifest the same as every other migraine sufferer. One of the biggest causes of continuous suffering is the resolute tunnel vision thinking that only medical doctors have answers for health problems.
      Another stupid mental block is that insurance should pay for every health related condition. It does’t and it won’t. It was originally set up by medical organizations to pay medical doctors for things medical doctors do. They still want to be bound in that model.
      They’re killing us – but getting well paid for it.

    • hicusdicus

      I believe that congress and the administration could be behind all the headaches.

  • jessica

    I’ve tried coffee enamas. They work. Has anyone else tries this method? Migraines run in families.

    • Mike in MI

      Jessica -
      They may run in families – but tht doesn’t mean they are hereditary. Peope convey to their children all sorts of habits, tastes, ideas and emotional reactions that set them up for physcal and social problems. Medicine used to be confronted with all sorts of problems they couldn’t answer – or treat. Now they tend to blame things on genetic differences – too often by implication – that certain problems may often (but not always) show up with the same genetic alteration. Genes get the blame for too much and, so, people assume, “Well, I can’t change my genes. So, I guess I’ll just have to suffer with it and do what they say.”
      Screw that. Keep looking for help.

    • Jeanne Schmelzer

      My husband takes 50 mg of niacin (not niacinamide) every 15 minutes until he flushes. He starts this when his eyes start going blurry. That mostly stops the migraine in its tracks. Depending on why he has the migraine then it’ll maybe hang on just slightly but doable the rest of the day.

    • hicusdicus

      coffee enema, I would rather put it in the other end, it works better that way.

  • cheryl lynn

    I suffered from migraines for 10 years. Finally I got Imitrex (Sumatriptan mis-spelled) in the form of a shot that took care of my migraine in less then 5 minutes without side effects or a rebound headache. Women frequently get migraines during there cycle and during menopause. See a gynecologist or neurologist for possible help.

    • Gary

      Finally the triptans are introduced to the conversation !

      Have used the various ones since they became available in the US, ca. 20 yrs. ago, either IM, oral or intranasally. FWIW, Zomig I-Nasal works best in own particular case.

      “…Cure for migraines…” no such thing exists and if the author had truly done his homework he’d have easily known that ! And most attacks are or will be “debilitating” if allowed to progress without fast admin of proper Rx ! No where is it discussed how well Rx prophylaxis works in keeping symptoms, severity of attacks & efficacy, any Nero knows this no matter when he received his training. One does pay a price in terms or Rx side-effects, however but is probably worth it given how an attack beats the mind & body up plus the lost time and recuperation from a single attack ?

      • 45caliber

        After suffering many of these, I agree. The side affects aren’t nearly as bad as the problem. I still have a strong morphine derivative pain killer but I haven’t needed to use it for several years now. It will lay me out for a couple of days.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          45caliber,
          I had migranes for about 15 years. I used to go to the ER and get a 50MG shot of demerol, sleep for about 12 to 15 hours and usually it was gone. for some unknown reason, I haven’t had one in about 20 years. I never changed my diet, got massage, used a daily med or anything to stop them. i did take caffergot for awhile and about 3 cups of coffee would have done the same thing. took another one, can’t remember the name, under the tongue. Same thing it never worked. The only thing I can think of is my first surgery on my cervical spine! got a bad staph infection in the incision and had a lot of nerve damage. I have very little surface feelingwithin 6 inches of the scar. IF this is what cured them, though, I don’t reccommend it for anybody as I have had nothing but trouble with my back since!!

        • hicusdicus

          I had an acquaintance who got migraines so bad they would lay him out for days. He found that smoking high quality pot would stop them in there tracks.

      • Luis

        Gary is correct in mentioning the triptans as the best treatment for acute migraine attacks. I was appalled to hear of physicians shooting patients with single narcotic drugs for expedience’s sake. “Cocktails such as the one mentioned given IV are also not very effective although the hydration supplied may be beneficial. Interestingly, no one has mentioned acupuncture. I am a physician (MD) and certified acupuncturist. Many of my patients responded to acupuncture (Ryodoraku method) in short term andremained for months migraine free.

    • Christin

      cheryl,

      I took Imitrex and another stupid drug for a time for migraines, too, when I was younger, BUT you take the drug (hello Big Pharma) to rid yourself of the migraine once it COMES on….. now I take supplements (Magnesium and CoQ10)to PREVENT them from coming on…. big difference.

  • http://WND Wylie

    After about 30 years of migraines, I figured out that the best non-BP (Big Pharma) treatment for me was the herb feverfew. I was nearly free of them for 10 years and have just now started having them again. You can grow feverfew herb in your back or front yard and nobody is the wiser. Just don’t grow it near the street, near your dog run or close to the house if you have any concerns about soil contamination. Feverfew stinks and doesn’t taste good but it works, at least it has for me. There are a number of web sites that will give you good advice on how to use the herb, how to make tinctures and decoctions and suggest dosage(s). If you buy the tincture from the health food store, start with the minimum recommended dose and try not to go much more than 3 times the recommended dosage. I hope this helps. Wylie P. S. There are other herbs that are good but I’m not sure we can grow them as easily. We don’t need more stuff imported from China.

  • Gary

    This article is full of inaccuracies………

    • hicusdicus

      No kidding. I would say this article is on the same scientific level as intelligent design.

  • Nonni

    I never had headaches or migraines till I was premenopausal. After years of trying different things I have learned a lot. 1. Migraines hurt really bad and auras are different for everyone. 2. Opiods do not work but help you sleep a bit then it comes back. 3. Zomig works. 4. Magnesium works for tense muscles also. 5. C0Q10 is worth a try because anything is better than a migraine except constantly having to take a dangerous drug.

  • Vlasta Konecny

    In Europe is medication SANDOMIGRAN 3 months cure prevent migraines.
    It worked for me. It is illegal bring it to USA, maybe because it is cheaper then most USA medication. It is safe old drug for 30 years. Is it shame, we can’t have it?
    Vlasta.

  • mickey

    I never associated migraines with dehydration. I will have to try the water thing. I seldom have them any more since I retired. I do have light sensitive eyes and any refracted light gives me headaches that are blinding, on the dashboard, dirty windows, even my glasses.

    I also never associated magnesium lack thereof as an answer. But now that I think about it, when I do take a magnesium, calcium, zinc pill, I feel much better. I tried them without the zinc but they did not seem to have any effect. It was the addition of the trace amount of zinc that worked best.

    I feel for all of you. I have had headaches since I was a child, worse in the sunlight. All my working years, I wished I could work in total darkness. I had sinus problems so badly that my back and chest were so blocked up I couldn’t breathe. I did eventually take an antibotic (some 35 years later) that cleared this infection. The headaches didn’t stop but they were not as severe either.

    I was raised in a religion that didn’t use medicine. I guess that is why I don’t take much of anything now but look for the natural cures. Needless to say, I wasn’t allowed to miss school nor work because of a headache.

  • Song

    I have come to the conclusion that you really have to work to find out what works for you. My migraines began after my last child in my 30′s. Fortunately Excedrin for Migraine helps within about 6 hours and I also drink about 64 oz of water a day. My doctor has said that migraines in women can also be directly attributed to hormones. In my case, I strongly agree. My grandmother has suffered with migraines all of her life and says that black coffee and putting her feet in hot water with dry mustard also helps.

  • http://riverofjoy-crimea.blogspot.com/ David Hallowell

    I used to get headaches often. It always involved a run for medication until I applied what many have only read in the Bible about Jesus healing and gifts of healing. I prayed for the healing gift. Jesus gave me the gift. Then when I got a headache I told it to go away in Jesus name. It did. Soon many other people in the company I worked for came to my office for healing. Now I heal people with headaches in Crimea because of Christ. They are also healed.

    • hicusdicus

      After reading your comment I got a headache but I cured it by vomiting.

  • Carol

    I found that migraines can be caused by your situation. I suffered from them during my first marriage. After my divorce, I not only have not had a migraine, I have not had any headache at all, and that was 44 years ago.

    • hicusdicus

      You seem to be the only person on this forum that has a true handle on what causes migraines.

  • Michelle

    If you want a permanent, drug-free “fix” for your migraines you need to find a Specific Chiropractor. They treat only the top two vertabrae in your neck (the atlas and the axis). It is a specialized treatment, so not all chiropractors can do this. I take CoQ10 and see my new chiropractor and haven’t had a headache since I started. I was waking up with a headache EVERY DAY and have been for years! I have only started this in the past month and am already seeing results. If you seriously want to get to the root of the problem, Google “Specific Chiropractic Care”. You won’t be sorry if you try it.

    • hicusdicus

      You are setting your self up for a chiropractic induced stroke. If you think I am jerking you around just google it.

  • Carolyn

    As with so many of you, I have suffered with migraines for many years, 64 to be exact! My grandmother, father, aunt, myself, my daughter and two of my granddaughters suffered/suffer also. I had a 2nd cousin who suffered from epilepsy seizures many years ago. I had no help for 20 years, until my neighbor MD, who I started to go to during his residency many years ago, told me he also suffered from them. He gave me Fiorinal w/codeine (which contained aspirin) but took care of each headache within 20 minutes after taking one capsule. After taking them for 4 years, I started to have stomach problems after taking each pill….so my doctor changed me to Fioricet w/codeine, (containing tylenol) which worked wonderfully until I retired after 35 years of employment. I have been retired for 9 years and the headaches have increased to daily. I decided to seek help after my doctor passed away and found no doctor would not give me my needed Fioricet w/codeine! But after a long costly search, I finally found an older doctor who understood my dilemma who did give me my needed pill that helped me! But my new doctor had an accident and will have to give up his practice, woe is me…again! I ended up in the ER at one hospital who gave me morphine and sent me on my way! Five days later, I ended up in another hospital, where they gave me “their cocktail” that literally, almost killed me!! The “cocktail” had eleven different meds, most of them being narcotics. Had my daughter not intervened, and stopped the flow going into my arm, I would have died. I went into convulsions, blew out my knee (had to have surgery), and now am suffering from glaucoma brought on by trauma, which was the convulsions. This horrible experience has been happening since last September, 2010. The hospital was afraid of a lawsuit, so they gave me an MRA and a narrowed artery showed up behind my left ear they said i was born with, plus they felt i had epilepsy cells in my brain from hereditary factors, so they gave me Verapamil, which helped tremendously but also put me in bed, no headaches but could not function. So I
    decided to go to a Pain Management Specialist who had no problem with giving me Fioricet w/codeine and Tizanadine, both help but I think the Tizanidine also affects my daily functioning so I have pulled off it for now. The Pain Specialist would like to do an Occipital block in my neck and Epidural Injections in my spine, I do have back issues also…I am wondering if the Occipital treatment has helped anyone? I know this is a long comment, but I have had a rough life with migraines and I do agree…I think stress has a lot to do with them, my life has been filled with caregiving of relatives and friends while working full time and raising a family. I now am 72 years old, but still trying to survive daily migraines since I was 8 years old. At least I do finally have a doctor who understand pain again…I highly recommend a Pain Specialist for migrainers, mine is a God-send!!!! Thanks for “listening”.

    to go to a Pain Specialist who has no problem giving me Fioricet plus Tizanadine.

  • http://www.kidspitchinggym.com Helen M Nanney

    In the summer when it was hot, I got awful migranes for years. When I quit sugar products and went to natural fruits only, I have not had any for years. I do not do the pop, cakes, cookies, etc. maybe one or two times a year, but no more. I eat canned fruit, in juces, and sugarless foods. I use brown sugar, very rarely, and honey once in a while.

  • http://www.kidspitchinggym.com Helen M Nanney

    This is only part of an article that explains, SHOTS for public began in the 1920′s as a scare for people were to healthy and the drug companies and Doctors were going broke. No sickness. He claims there has never been an epedemic that was not started to sell shots, and that thousands of people have died from the sickness they got from the shots. It is BIG MONEY for Big Pharma, and people died from the Swine Flu only after the shots, none before. A projected scare to sell shots by the billions world wide. We need to have laws where parents are not targeted if they do not want their kids to have shots. My grandson got an awful reaction from a two shot with three viruses in it at once. They wanted to give him three shots, and I said no only one. They gave him two any way. Autism in children have gone up from five to a hundred pr thousand, from tiney babies given shots. They claim, these babies were healthy befor the shots made them sick. Government programs, make it illigal to send children to school without shots. This law has to be overturned.

    The Engineering of ‘Pandemics’ IN PART…TO LONG
    By A. True Ott, PhD, ND

    To supposedly minimize this “safety” issue, the CDC is now recommending a DUPLEX vaccination, of all things. A “duplex” vaccination basically involves a two-shot series. The first shot consists of a VERY WEAK, HIGHLY ATTENUTATED dose of the live virus.
    This is intended to create an initial immune response patterning the specific virus injected. Within a couple of weeks of the 1st shot, a BOOSTER SHOT is given. The booster shot has only lightly attenuated, or even FULL STRENGTH VIRUSES in the injection. This 2nd shot is then intended to create a full-strength immune system response in the human subject.

    This is, at the very least, BAD SCIENCE and borders on insanity for self-evident and fairly obvious reasons. By their own admissions, the NIH scientists in their various writings have declared that the level of potency of these REVERSE ENGINEERED VIRUSES show abnormal, almost RANDOM tendencies in their attenuated states. Nobody really knows what will happen over time as the inevitable “genetic drifts” occur. It is a literal crap shoot. It is highly probable that even the HIGHLY ATTENUATED FRANKEN-VIRUSES can swiftly regain their FULL POTENCY even in the presence of ether and formaldehyde. (See Addendum Below) Secondly, the full-strength BOOSTER shot viruses could just as easily “DRIFT” into something much more deadly than the “original’ recombinant virus that it is targeting.

    I submit that the scientists responsible for this “pandemic” are not stupid. They have to know these facts as well as I do.

    Therefore, I can only conclude that this entire affair is following the Modus Operandi of the medical elite since the 1920 engineered smallpox epidemics. It is all being ORCHESTRATED first and foremost for MONEY, and secondly, for social and geographical restructuring of the “human herd”.

    Also, it must be understood that this “Novel 2009 Influenza” is not easily nor readily transmissible between humans. (See published study in the addendum). If this report is accurate, how then did the “Pandemic” begin, and why the need for mass vaccinations at all?? Like the “study” shows, the only way the test ferrets could contract or transmit the 2009 “Novel Swine Flu” was by and through INOCULATION OF THE DISEASE!! Humanity demands an answer, and demands it NOW 8/23/09

  • curious

    I’m very surprised that no one mentioned that Compozine, like the Phenergan are both anti-psychotics. . . so it’s a little bit of pick your poison there isn’t it?

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