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I Get Silent Migraines At Least Twice A Year


Author: Mary A. C.
Date: 12-29-2014
Views: 3,846
Word Count: 141
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10357-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 7

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I get silent migraines (a.k.a. migraine aura w/o headache, amigrainous migraine, isolated visual migraine, optical migraine, ocular migraine, acephalgic migraine) at least twice a year.

I experienced a silent migraine recently. First I get wavy lines in my eye and cannot see out of the eye at all. Then I start feeling a headache that later turns into a full-blown migraine.

This time I was getting ready for work. It was a busy time, and I could not fathom missing work because they needed everyone there.

I got out my Peppermint essential oil. I inhaled it, put a drop on my temples and forehead, and then put a drop in my hot chocolate.

After about 15 minutes, the discomfort had vanished! That was awesome. I went to work and only had a dull headache that left by later afternoon.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: headache — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
2.Associated topics: migraine,headache — "Peppermint and its active ingredient menthol have long been used for the treatment of various pain conditions including headache.... Menthol solution can be an efficacious, safe and tolerable therapeutic option for the abortive treatment of migraine."Link
3.Associated topics: migraine,headache — "Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic [anxiety] drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antihypertensive [high blood pressure], antimicrobial, analgesic [pain] agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.... The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches."Link
4.Associated topics: migraine,headache — "We report on a patient whose severe post-ECT headaches responded completely to methyl salicylate [wintergreen] ointment, applied to the area of his temporalis and masseter muscles. Topical methyl salicylate is generally well tolerated and may be a viable option for some patients with post-ECT headache."Link
5.Associated topics: headache — "The result for the primary end point was validated by the amelioration of the following secondary end points: headache on bending, frontal headache, sensitivity of pressure points of trigeminal nerve, impairment of general condition, nasal obstruction, and rhinological secretion.... In patients with acute nonpurulent rhinosinusitis, timely treatment with cineole [a.k.a. eucalyptol... found in eucalyptus, camphor laurel, laurus nobilis, tea tree, mugwort, basil, wormwood, rosemary, sage, and cannabis] is effective and safe before antibiotics are indicated."Link
6.Associated topics: migraine,headache — "This controlled study showed for the first time that a 10% peppermint oil in ethanol solution efficiently alleviates tension-type headache. Peppermint oil thus proves to be a well-tolerated and cost-effective alternative to usual therapies."Link
7.Associated topics: eyes — "Researchers report that carnosic acid, a component of the herb[s] rosemary [and sage], promotes eye health. The team found that carnosic acid protects retinas from degeneration and toxicity.... Their findings suggest that carnosic acid may have clinical applications for the outer retina, including age-related macular degeneration."Link

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