Pressure, Pain, and Potassium

Untitled-2A few years after brain surgery for a cerebral hemorrhage, I began to suffer severe migraines, starting 48 hours before a thunderstorm.  Thanks to understanding and dealing with the root cause of EMF Sensitivity, I’ve finally gained insight into what was going on and how to put an end to the pain.

It only took 25 years to figure it out.

Weather.  Though it was clear weather played a role, it was difficult to understand why.

For years, the migraines happened the last week of April/first week of May in Southeast Michigan.  When I moved to different areas of the country, regardless of thunderstorms, the phenomenon stopped. When I moved back, the migraines returned.  Just prior to leaving the state for good, I noticed I also got them during October Indian Summers.

Testing Testing.  No one, including specialists, could figure out what was going on.

Another one of those all tests came back normal.

After a visit to the Ann Arbor Headache clinic, I was put on medication for a “chemical imbalance.”

Though they couldn’t tell me what chemicals were supposedly imbalanced.

After three day on the stuff, I quit.

I told the doctors the medicine disrupted my life far more than the migraines did.

Shortly after moving to the East Bay, California, in 2000 and again in 2005, the migraines returned.

They were far worse.

In addition to my head, I felt pain in my upper and lower jaw, and a good part of the right side of my head and face.

Minerals.  Through the course of determining the root cause of EMF Sensitivity, I learned a great deal about the effects of minerals (and their deficiencies) on our health.  It is because of this that I have been able to piece together the disparate complex components involved in my decades long battle with migraines.

Pressure.  After intense research, which included analyzing where and when and under what weather conditions I suffered migraines, I came to realize that when the pressure drops (and the temperature rises), I feel pain.

In Michigan a typical weather pattern in the late spring and early summer is for heat and humidity to build up during the week, with thunderstorms on the weekends breaking it,  lowering the temperature, and relieving the humidity.  This pattern repeats during October Indian Summers.

Pain.  The pain was excruciating and typically landed me in the ER where doctors would give me a cocktail of Demerol/Vistaril and I would have someone drive me home.

The medication did nothing whatsoever to stop the pain.  It just let me sleep until the storm system passed after which the pain was gone.

The last time I had a migraine in Michigan, I was fortunate enough to be given Imitrex.  It worked like a charm and had no narcotic effect!

The pain was completely gone within ten minutes of having the Imitrex.

Potassium.  While treating the root cause of EMF Sensitivity, I stumbled on the use of potassium supplements to treat the migraines I was still suffering in the hours before a thunderstorm.

I later saw that in a study, potassium did as well as Imitrex in treating migraines.

The Complexity of Calcium.  It’s no coincidence I felt the migraine pain in the exact location of the brain surgery.  Scar tissue is made up – in great part – of calcium.

The location in my jaw/gum is over a tooth that suffered an injury thanks to the rear band of braces.  There’s a hell of a lot of that going around, I’m finding.   Nice. Not.

Get the Metal Out.  Through the journey of recovery, I saw that calcium – a metal– played a significant role in EMF Sensitivity.

Not good.

I used a variety of methods to reduce and eliminate the excess.

Shrink the Target.  As I eliminated the excess calcium, scars shrank and/or disappeared.

Since this included the scar at the surgery site, I began to wonder if this would happen with the scar in my head.

Sure enough, as I continued to eliminate the excess calcium, when I did occasionally suffer a migraine, the area of pain grew significantly smaller.

I also noted that regardless of whether there is an approaching storm, a low pressure/rising temperature system led to a pain response.

Potassium 2.0.  As calcium goes up, potassium goes down.  As potassium goes up, calcium goes down.

There are other interconnected minerals – and the electrolyte minerals in particular – that are also affected, adding to the complexity of balancing.

Certain electromagnetic frequencies, including those associated with storm clouds, will “excite” the scar tissue, causing pain.

This is why arthritis sufferers often feel achy in the joints upon an approaching thunderstorm.  The same is true of people who have “old baseball/football/etc” injuries. 

Sufficient potassium can play a role in preventing and/or treating a degree of this pain.  Potassium deficiency can lead to and/or exacerbate the pain.

As you might suspect, a number of foods and beverages lower potassium levels.

Potassium supplementation can be used in place of aspirin to treat migraines.

I’d been doing that for three years.  I only put together the pressure piece and the role of calcium within the last year.

It’s interesting to note that after the surgery I was put on medication as a “preventative measure.”  This medication, I learned very recently, causes potassium deficiency.

We were never told.  We were never advised that I should take a supplement or eat potassium rich foods.

After 25 years I can say with confidence that I understand the interconnected components that led to my migraines.  Perhaps this information will help others.

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