Migraines Caused By Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
Author: Debbie W.
Word Count: 268
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 9582-OR
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I have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which is a hereditary disease caused by a defective gene that produces collagen. Collagen is in all connective tissue. Therefore, my cervical vertebrae dislocate, causing chronic daily headaches (5 to 7 out of 10 pain level) and migraines several times a month, lasting up to six days.
Since I found Young Living essential oils and have begun using them on a daily basis, I haven't had a migraine since October! My daily headaches are mostly gone, weather permitting. On stormy days they come back, and I have to use more essential oils more often or take a "morphine bomb" of oils.
I use Thieves, Lavender, and Peppermint topically. At first I used them every couple of hours. As time went on and the headaches decreased in pain daily, I was able to stretch out time between applications. I also diffused Peace & Calming, Thieves, and Stress Away.
My life has gotten so much better. Last year I couldn't focus because of the headaches, and it took me until June to get my taxes to the CPA. This year I had them there by February. Before October, I took naps every day. I spent most of my days in a recliner doing nothing much. I couldn't go out because I couldn't and wouldn't drive. Having blurred vision from headaches and feeling loopy from drugs, I was not safe to be driving.
I haven't used the following meds since October: Aleve, Tylenol, Motrin, Relpax, Anaprox, Methadone (Phenergan and Zyrtec also for the side effects), Lunesta, and Benadryl. I don't need the sleep meds because I'm not in pain.
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: hypermobility, hyperelasticity, dystonia, spondylosis.
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