About 10 years ago, right after my daughter was born, I started suffering from migraines. As I got older, they got worse and became more frequent. Right before I began seeing Dr. JC, I was averaging 1 – 2 migraines a week, with at least one of those being so severe that I had to remove myself from rooms with lights and normal conversation. While the headaches were disruptive, I refused to take prescription medication for them. I was afraid that some day, doctors would find the medicine was related to cancer, heart attacks, etc. I was treating the migraines with over the counter medications, even though about half the time it either didn’t work, made me sick to my stomach, or both. I just figured that migraines would be a fact of life for me.
This winter, I started to suffer from pain in my left jaw. My dentist found no reason for the pain, and suggested I see an allergist and take a round of antibiotics to clear up a suspected sinus infection. I hesitate to take antibiotics, so I chose to try and treat it with ibuprofen. The pain would come and go, but I figured I was getting older, and it was just another fact of life.
Then, after getting several winter colds, I got the flu for the first time in my life this February. I came to the realization that my quality of life was really deteriorating, and that I would have to do something to make it better. I have known Dr. JC for several years through a networking group, and have listened to him explain how subluxations can effect the body’s ability to heal itself. His holistic approach really matched up with my mistrust of prescription medications, so I decided to see if he could help me.
I have been seeing Dr JC for about 5 weeks. I have not suffered a migraine since my treatment began. The things that normally trigger a migraine (snow, rain, sudden changes in temperature, lack of sleep, anxiety) do not seem to affect me anymore. My jaw no longer aches and I have no pain while chewing. Just last week, both my husband and son had a cold, and I didn’t catch it. That is a first for me! I have more energy than I have had in years, and I feel happier and calmer. I wonder if this is because I no longer fear the migraines, or because my body is healing itself. Either way, I don’t care. I just know that I feel better.
Thanks Dr. JC!! I am a patient for life.