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Help for migraine

Hello one of my close friend is having severe migraines, i have asked her to fill out the questionare. What do you recommend?
1. Describe your main suffering as detailed as you can.

Headache pain – in the center of my brain, behind my eyes is a strong tightening feeling and sometimes sharp.

Migraine pain – intense, throb in various areas around my head, immense pain that triggers vomiting, sensitivity to light.

2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body?

Some constipation, long periods of time in between bowel movements. High Cholesterol.

3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings?

When I have a migraine, the pain is so intense that I have had thoughts of suicide.

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst?

I feel that I would rather be dead than continue to live in pain.

5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease?

January 2005. No connection to anything specific that I can remember.

6. Which time of the day you are worst?

The headaches and migraines are random events, not every day. Usually one time every other month or so.

7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same?

I have not been able to associate any triggers to the headaches and migraines. I have tracked my diet for over 6 months to try to connect food with the migraines but could not identify a trigger. It’s not related to my menstrual cycle either.

8. Do your think your sufferings have relation to any external stimuli (like, change of place) or any internal biological changes in the body, like, menses (in females)?

I tracked my migraines for over 6 months and they are not associated to menses. I have noticed that when the weather changes dramatically (like when we get Santa Anna Winds), I get a migraine.

9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?

I feel much better in warmer weather and dry weather.

10. Describe your general mental set up? Are you Moody, Arrogant, Mild, Agreeable Changeable, Nervous, Suspicious, Easily offended, Quiet, Arguing, Irritating, Lazy etc.

I believe I am agreeable and changeable.

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm? No different than any other time.
- Do you like being consoled during your tough times? Somewhat

- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc?

When I have a headache or migraine, I am sensitive to light and noise. I like it quite and dark.

- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
weeping, talking to one self etc?


- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?

I’m deeply in love with my husband and adore him. My family is close and we visit often. We don’t have any family feuds and we like to gather together for holidays.

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly? No

12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions? None

13. How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive? Normal
14. How if your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive? Normal, consistent over the years
15. Is there any kind of food which your body can’t stand? Honey dew and cantelope do not digest.
16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs? I do not sweat very much at all.
17. How is your bowel movement and stool type? BM’s are only approx two times per week and small, sometimes they pass easily and sometimes constipated.

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping? I sleep on my back and fall asleep very fast, within 10 minutes.

19. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general? Yes
20. How do you think you are different from others, if at all? I think I am more compassionate then some people and try to think of other’s feelings when I speak to them.

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?

Prescription medication, Imitrex and Maxolt as well as Ibuprofen and Tylenol. I have not noticed any systems after taking the medications.

22. What major diseases are running in your family? High Cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, Celiac Spru

23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance - Caucasian female, 5’6 ½ and 114 bls, light brown / blond hair, shoulder length and hazel eyes. Fair / Medium skin color.


If you are not having normal menstrual cycles, please answer the following questions:

- Are the periods early, regular or late in general? How long do they last?
- Do you suffer from any kind of physical or mental discomfort before, during or after the periods?
- Is the flow scanty, normal or excessive?
- Is the blood thick bright red or pale watery?
- Do you notice any clots in the flo
  caglarse on 2010-02-08
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Two remedies are indicated for your friend's Migraine.

Glonoine 30c for Light triggered Migraines.

Bryonia 30c for other Migraines.

The treatment should commence immediately by taking just 2 pellets of the remedy just before she goes to bed at night. She will decide on the remedy according to the cause detailed above, and take it sublingually even before she presents a Migraine. This will usually break the cyclical nature of these attacks of Migraine which are difficult to treat with Allopathic drugs which often are for more dangerous in the long run in comparison to the pain the patient suffers. She may also repeat the dose in the morning for a few days when hopefully her Migraines could leave her.

However in the event of her getting that familiar Aura of an incoming Migraine she can take either of the remedies indicated above but 6 pellets for the dose and close her eyes and rest till her Aura leaves her.

Her Cholesterol will be helped by Arnica 30c in the Wet dose taken twice daily which is made up as follows:

Order the remedy in a 5ml Ethanol pack aka Liquid Dilution in a bottle with a dropper arrangement.
If this is not available the Dry dose in pellets may be use but this is not as effective as the remedy in the original Ethanol pack
Get a 500ml bottle of Spring Water from the nearest supermarket.
Pour out about 3cm of water from the bottle to leave some airspace.
Insert 3 drops of the remedy into the bottle or 5 Pellets and shake it hard to produce bubbles. This is homeopathic succussion and must be done every time before a capful of the bottle which is the dose is taken as directed.

You have not indicated your friend's age.
Joe De Livera last decade
Hello Joe, I suffer from classic migrain since last so many years. flashing lights, sensitivity to light, triggered by dry fruits - almonds, nuts, peas etc, usually on the left side near the ear and then progresses towards the temple and top of head, usually accompanied by nausea and vomitting. I would be delighted to hear from you. If you have more questions, let me know and i will get back to you. I am a male and just crossed 40.
mathewfbd last decade
Do you suffer from any gastric distress especially after dinner when you may suffer from heartburn in the early hours of the morning ?

Has you migraine any connection with this symptom?
Joe De Livera last decade
Dear Joe, I usually don't suffer from gastric distress (pain, loose motions, discomfort) but when i eat spicy food, i tend to get sticky white stuff (reflux?) from the stomach which i have to spit out.
My migraine is hereditary since my mother has it so did her parents. However i have observed that eating nuts etc triggers it for sure after 2-3days.

thanks for your help in advance.
mathewfbd last decade
Please read my post of february 8 above and follow the simple instructions which hopefully will help you with your Migraine.
Joe De Livera last decade
Try Dr. Reckeweg's combination for migraine.

Pankaj Varma
PANKAJ VARMA last decade
R16 Migraine formula

Use R16 for the relief of symptoms associated with periodic migraines, nervous headaches, neuralgia of the head and cerebral congestion. Active ingredients: Cimicifuga racemosa (Black cohosh) 4X, Gelsemium sempervirens (Yellow jasmine) 3X, Sanguinaria canadensis (Bloodroot) 3X, Spigelia anthelmia (Pink root) 4X.
PANKAJ VARMA last decade
Thank you Pankaj,
i have tried this R16 for 2-3 months but no significant improvement so I stopped. I have been taking SBL bio combination#6 for headache but not much help.
mathewfbd last decade
Pl. fill up the questionnaire and let us see what best can be done.

Pankaj Varma
PANKAJ VARMA last decade
Dear Joe,

I am taking two drops of Bryonia 30c in morning (empty stomach) and two drops in night since 26th May. However since last 2-3 days I am experiencing some kind of strange feeling in the area just above the stomach and in the centre of my chest.
Could it be due to the medicine? If I eat anything it subsides for few minutes and starts again. Other wise i seem to be ok.
please advise
mathewfbd last decade
It is possible that you are proving Bryonia which you state you are taking 2 drops morning and at night. This is due to the OVERDOSE you are taking of the remedy and I cannot understand the reason why you have done so by taking 2 drops twice daily. This is a good example of how a seemingly harmless Homeopathic remedy can affect you in a negative manner.

You are advised to STOP using Bryonia and all other remedies in this manner as they can cause you harm.

I find that I have treated you for Migraine last February but you did not report your response to my therapy and I would appreciate your full report

Please follow my instructions on making the Wet dose below:

The Wet dose of any Homeopathic remedy is made as follows:

Order the remedy in a 5ml Ethanol pack also referred to as Liquid Dilution in a bottle preferably with a dropper arrangement.
Get a 500ml bottle of Spring Water from the nearest supermarket.
Pour out about 3cm of water from the bottle to leave some airspace.
Insert 3 drops of the remedy into the bottle and shake the bottle hard before you sip a capfull which is the dose.
Shaking the bottle hard is homeopathic succussion and this shaking must be done every time before sipping a capful of the bottle which can be used as a dose.
Joe De Livera last decade
Dear Joe, I am Mathew and I got your response on 25th May, 2010. Looks like i have taken an over dose. I will follow your recent instructions.
Let me know if I can have a bigger dose when I actually have the symptoms of migrain or i should continue with the regular dose?
mathewfbd last decade
You have not reported whether or not Bryonia has helped your Migraines in the past since I first prescribed it to you.

This information is vital to enable me to help you.
Joe De Livera last decade
I had a symptoms of migrain a couple of times last week and after taking Bryonia30c 2 drops, i had relief after few hours.
One question i had was due to this overdose which I have taken, would there be any loss/problem? secondly is there any need for an antidote to negate its effect?

mathewfbd last decade
About 40 years ago I too was a fellow sufferer from Migraines which I used to get weekly. I had been under treatment from many specialists who were not able to cure me. I remember the only drug that was available at that time - Caffergut, a combination of Caffein and Ergotamine Tartrate in high doses which used to virtually knock me out and often left me down and out.

It was then that I started to experiment with Homeopathy and discovered that Bryonia was far more effective than the drugs I was using. At that time I was not using the Wet dose technique which I started in 2005 and was using the Bryonia in the standard lactose pellets.

In your case please follow the following protocol which is designed to stop the Migraines from affecting you as they seem to be doing today.

Take Bryonia 30c in the Wet dose every night. Just one dose before bed.

It is very likely that this single nightly dose will help you to get over the problem but if in spite of this prophylactic you still present a migraine, you will then take 4 Pellets of Bryonia 30 sublingually which you must have with you separately which you can order from your vendor.

It is important to take the dose as soon as you first notice that Aura which usually presages an oncoming attack. The earlier you take it the batter are your chances of aborting the attack.

There is no need to antidote the Bryonia that you have already taken as long as you do not persist on this type of experimental use of ANY Homeopathic remedy which must be used under the supervision of someone who is able to help you.
Joe De Livera last decade
Hi Joe,

I have been taking a capful after sucussion every night. I felt ok for the first one month but now since last two weeks I am having the migrain again.

Should I increase the dose? any change required?

mathewfbd last decade
Take 3 pellets sublingually instead of the Wet dose as report your response in 3 days.

Do you suffer from GERD after a meal?
Joe De Livera last decade
Please note that you should take just 1 dose of the Bryonia just before you go to bed.
Joe De Livera last decade
Thanks Joe,

3 pellets of 30x, once a day?

Not sure of GERD but similar ,some times after food (spicy) not regularly though

mathewfbd last decade
Hi Joe,

the aura started about an hour ago and i took 4 pellets immediately. after that I took another 3 pellets after 30min. but the migrain is progressing as usual. the aura has stopped but the head ache on left side is increasing. please advice.

mathewfbd last decade
There is little that you can do to abort a Migraine when you discover that it is gaining on you.

The Bryonia is used to prevent it starting and you must take it before you retire for the night daily.

You can use an Ice Cap which you can do by inserting about 10 cubes of ice from your fridge into 2 plastic bags which you can then place directly over the area in your head that is affected.

Sleep it off in a dark room as this too helps.
Joe De Livera last decade
I have been taking the capfull of dilution every night for the last 1.5months.

Is there any change you suggest or ?

I usually dont get relief until i vomit out the bitter/sour bile kind of stuff. else it starts off again after a couple of days.
mathewfbd last decade
It is essential that patients read and use the therapy that a prescriber gives him/her.

I have just noticed that you have not done so as per your posts copied below. You have taken Bryonia 30x which is NOT the equivalent of 30c.

It is no wonder that you still continue to suffer needlessly from your Migraine:

Re: Help for migraineFrom mathewfbd on 2010-07-20Hi Joe,

I have been taking a capful after sucussion every night. I felt ok for the first one month but now since last two weeks I am having the migrain again.

Should I increase the dose? any change required?

thanksReport post to moderator Re: Help for migraineFrom Joe De Livera on 2010-07-20Take 3 pellets sublingually instead of the Wet dose as report your response in 3 days.

Do you suffer from GERD after a meal?Report post to moderator Re: Help for migraineFrom Joe De Livera on 2010-07-20Please note that you should take just 1 dose of the Bryonia just before you go to bed.Report post to moderator Re: Help for migraineFrom mathewfbd on 2010-07-21Thanks Joe,

3 pellets of 30x, once a day?

Not sure of GERD but similar ,some times after food (spicy) not regularly though

Joe De Livera last decade
Dear Joe,

It is 30C that i am taking, it was a typo earlier. Maybe since I took coffee ocassionaly that it did not have the desired result? anyway I have stopped coffee for now.
Recent blood tests revealed high level of cholestrol and tryglycerides. Can you suggest any medicine to reduce it. I will continue with Byronia 30C 3 pellets each night.
I also did a TMT stress test which showed possible ischemia. Is there any treatment for that?

thanks for your help.
mathewfbd last decade

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