Wait- there’s two more natural remedies that I failed (forgot) to mention and they are very important! Please read!

Hello!

How could I forget to mention two of my favorite and recommended natural remedies to help decrease and manage my migraine symptoms….

  1. Magnesium-critical for head pain management. I take 400 mg, every morning, without food. (Read directions on your bottle).
Magnesium

2. Medical Marijuana— I smoke medical marijuana every afternoon and evening. It is legal in AZ, but not recreationally. 

Cannabis Plant

Cannabis has allowed me to drop my pain patch dosage from 225 mcg to 50 mcg. No, I am not kidding!  It has been a miracle in my life.  It not only cut my dosage of pain meds, smoking the cannabis is the best way for me and it immediately calms my brain and relaxes me. This helps to manage and lower my stress levels, each day. When I smoke in the afternoon, I know I will be ok and then when I smoke in the evening, I know I will probably not wake up with break through pain the next morning. When I am in migraine state, cannabis helps to lower or rather mask the pain. The pain is still there but it’s in the background and does not bother me as much. I can sleep this way. 

I have headaches every day and when the pain breaks through my medications-that’s what I call a migraine and I usually end up in the ER. I have migraines every day. 

Cannabis makes me feel chill, which is huge relief from the anxiousness and non-stop chatter that is continuous in my brain. Replaying conversations, dreaming and thinking out loud, new ideas and creativity, new desires and wants, new needs, I want this or that and must get working to get it, regret, shame, guilt,…it all is on repeat in my head and it turns into a lot of headache pain. 

I go to sleep after I smoke. I like flower and the kind that makes you feel chill and sleepy (Indica). Sleep is a migraineurs greatest tool. I do not drive or really even go out after I’ve smoked. I do not party-I gave that up when I got sick. I rarely drink and I do not use my cannabis as a “party drug” ever. Never. I do not abuse it and I don’t feel I need it all the time, only after my day is done. I do not smoke while working, driving or in the morning (unless I am having an episode and I need to be in bed all day). I do feel dependent on the drug, but not addicted. I am dependent on cannabis simply because it works so well so me. It is one of my greatest pain management drugs and also a prevention drug. Because it relaxes me so, it helps to decrease my episodes and thus ER visits. 

Cannabis has been a life saver to me.

Everyone’s needs are different. Some may prefer the cannabis type that gives you energy (Sativa), which most people take during the day to “get through the day” and I get that. People use cannabis for all sorts of medical conditions.

If you think it could help you-go try it! Get your license, or drive to a legal state to get your meds. (Be safe). 

The next time you see a petition to make cannabis legal or even to make medical marijuana legal…please think of how this drug/medication has helped so many. Please help by signing the petition. It could be a life-saver for you someday and to many others. 

Please help to heal people of all conditions

Really, think about that.

I hope these 2 additional natural remedies are helpful to you!

With love and care for all those who are hurting.

Until next time,

Sunshine

Kimberly Fisher

It’s happening… NOW

Feeing relief with Celery

I just hurried home from a doctor apt. (my new natural path) as while I was explaining to the doc my migraine history and I was feeling fine. Then it hit me like a bullet in-between my eyes…F*&K…is this happening again?

Side bar: I have been having migraines between 3-6:0 pm for the last 3 days, today being the 4th day and it hit again today earlier at 1:30 pm, while sitting with my doctor discussing the renewal of my medical marijuana license. Needless to say, she approved the renewal.

I briskly left the office and got into my car. I took out my pill case and took 4 ibuprofen, an RX for nausea and 3 pain pills and desperately headed home. The sun was bright and my eyes would only open a little. It was hard to see as my eyes would only open slightly. I started to perspire and slightly panicked …I knew I had to get home asap or I would have had to call an ambulance to take me to the hospital. It is fortunately a quick drive home so I knew I could make it. I needed my Celafy device and my cannabis as these are my acute fixes as well as ongoing use preventable remedies.

This recent migraine path has thrown me for a loop. It is very different than what I am use to. I am curious as to what has changed?

I am here, in my dark home laying on the sofa.  I am wearing my Celafy device but have not smoke cannabis yet…it’s hard for me to write when I smoke. I wanted to be as real as I can with you, sharing with you, in real time. I am finding that while writing this post I do not focus on the pain. This is so true for me; the more distractions I have while in pain, it takes my focus slightly away from the pain because I am thinking about something else. This helps me sometimes. 

Pain is at an 6..and if it reaches a #7 I will go the ER.  —I am grateful we live close to our local emergency room. And that’s on purpose!

My body is so tense and yet fatigued at the same time. I feel have too much energy and can’t calm down. It’s not productive energy, it’s more like nervous energy or pain energy. I am all wound up because I am scared. I am really very scared. I do not know how long this will last.  Will it last for 3 weeks or 3 months? What do I have to cancel tomorrow morning if I do not feel better soon? Again-screwing up my day.  But look, I am use to this. Really I am. I have crafted a lifestyle that helps to keep me calm and feeling good,..it’s been nearly 12 years since I’ve been dealing with this beast so I have learned what I can and what I can get away with. I never have packed days because I won’t schedule my days like that. I do what I can handle and I am so use to living with this that nothing really upsets me anymore about having migraines. I am never shocked.  I have not given into my disease. I am a fighter for all things I am passionate about..like my life for one thing. I have always been a doer. I learn from things and move forward with faith, hopefulness and excitement.  No doubt, when I go down, I really go down. And this does happen a lot for me but I feel my attitude helps me adapted to this debilitating life and the Lion in me fights for a better one.  One thing is for sure…I have faith in myself.

I think I should go take the rest of my medication…so I will stop writing and rest.

I will say that it is important to try and look for the ROOT of the cause of your illness…that is not in Western medicine …to look for the root. Western medicine (from my experience) manages symptoms mostly.  Natural-path doctors and Function medicine doctors search for the root cause that is causing the illness. For years and years I have wanted to see one of these doctors as I was hopeful they could find the true cause.  But, it comes down to $$$. Medical insurance will not and does not cover Homeopath or Natural-path treatment (which is absurb and ass-backwards if you thing about it).

The Natural-path doc I saw today encouraged me to seek this kind of treatment and I hope to see her again when soon. When you are on social security disability and are only able to work a little, for myself I tend to do the treatments my health insurance covers. I do what I can but my health care is not the only responsibility, although my biggest priority, I have a husband, we just bought land and are building a home, I care for our high maintenance dog (God love him!) And I run my own business (and trying to develop that).  I have friends and family who I never see that I’’d love to reach out too. No one calls me anymore…they let me call them when I am feeling ok to talk. Lonely, but realistic.

Do what you can for yourself. Do not be depend on others, all the time. Depend on yourself. Be positive and focus now what you can do, not what you can’t.  Have a good attitude. Take advance of what you have…use your body to move as much as you can. Keep your mind sharp and healthy by learning new and exciting things. Read, listen to music, meditate, breath, stretch, relax, be calm…but always be who you are 100% of the time. Replace the judgment you carry of yourself and replace it with curiosity. What can I do? What can I become?

Ok I am all out of steam. I must smoke my cannabis so I can eat and sleep now.

With love and care,

-Kimberly

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