Pineapple, Kale, Cucumber and More

Ah yes, another migraine cure in the form of liquid juice and handed to me on an email serving tray from a dear friend. My first instinct was as usual, to cringe and power down into defense-mode. Another cure? Why I oughta . . .

Instead, I looked at a picture of this frothy green remedy said to have cured someone with migraines so bad she was often hospitalized and hooked up to IVs. Well why in the heck isn’t this little cocktail being bottled and sold by the millions? Or am I confusing that with snake oil or lemon drops in my water? Pineapple, kale, lemon, cucumber and a celery stick is as simple as it was. What fool have I been to trust doctors and try Botox and anti-seizure meds when the cure was so simple?

It wasn’t my friend’s fault. She was looking out for me and trying to help. I really do love her for that, even though I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry at yet another “cure”. Just last night someone on Twitter told me his ex-wife drank rum as a remedy and that chocolates were a trigger. He meant well. Everyone does. I just wish migraines were better understood so that people wouldn’t recommend things to us migraneurs as if we were totally clueless and that we were just having our migraines waiting for someone to come along and suggest a cure.

I thanked my friend politely and told her I no longer tried home remedies after so much money wasted and often more harm than any good coming from those attempts. From now on, I am leaving my migraines in the hands of my migraine specialist, where they belong. And I referred her to http://www.migraine.com

Any suggestions in this post are my opinions and not intended to be advice on treating migraines. Please refer any medical questions you might have to your physician.

About andreamarjulie

Just trying to navigate a life circumvented by chronic migraines. Sometimes I write about managing with those, but at other times I am prone to deviate a bit.
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5 Responses to Pineapple, Kale, Cucumber and More

  1. Bobby says:

    Did you ever try it? Is it possible for mild migraines?

  2. sherry hoffmann says:

    AMEN! I am so tired of people who come up to me and say ” it was something you ate, thats what happened to my friend” UGH!! Do they think for the last 20 years suffering I havent tried EVERYTHING, food journals, magnesium, vitamin B2, coenzyme Q10, diets, juices, … I even went to my neurologist with a case study that had individuals that took curshed Ketoprophen and put it under the roof of their mouth to cure migraines – he helped me formulate this even though he didnt think it work work….it didnt….

    • Thanks for your comment. I’m sorry you’re going through the same thing. It’s beyond frustrating. And now my pcp tries to throw things in about migraines on my check-ups – adding vitamins, diets, and taking me off my cholestrol pill to name a few. I’m seriously thinking of finding a new pcp. I wish she’d leave the migraines to my neuro. I wish you the best. At the very least we deserve respect.

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