A Journey of Freedom: Finding Hope After 50 Years of Migraines

Dealing with migraines is tough. Enduring them for half a century is even more daunting.

Cheryl’s 50-year journey exemplifies this. It’s an example of determination, optimism, and significant change, offering real HOPE for others facing the same struggles.

In this blog post, we’re diving deep into Cheryl’s journey to finding freedom after 50 years of migraines!

The Onset

Cheryl’s battle with migraines began when she was just a seven-year-old girl. Through decades, including her 40-year career in education culminating as a high school principal and the joy of pregnancies, her migraines only intensified, reaching an all-time high in her late 30s.

Despite her proactive approach - consulting a neurologist and experimenting with medications (her doctor worked at a research hospital in Chicago giving her access to the latest and greatest meds) she took many different medications for migraines that just did not give her the level of pain relief she was looking for.

She also tried holistic therapies like biofeedback, yoga, and acupuncture, but relief seemed always out of reach. The mounting stress of trying to push through her days in pain only worsened her migraines.

Turning Point

Cheryl had to go on disability due to having more than 20 migraine days each month. She was missing out on all family gatherings and was stuck in her home, with her health continuing to decline.

One evening while scouring Facebook for a distraction, she stumbled upon the Freedom From Migraines Method™️. Just two days later, she decided to join.

Her biggest cheerleader? Her husband. Amidst her doubts, he was the one pushing her forward, suggesting, "Why not try it? We've got nothing to lose."

Her husband reminded her "We didn't work our whole lives to be restricted by pain at home." 

The Transformation

Cheryl, who once faced over 20 migraine days each month, now celebrates an astounding reduction - experiencing low-level pain here or there that she can get rid of quickly.

What’s more, Cheryl shared that the program helped her achieve a healthier lifestyle, resulting in a significant weight loss of over 40 pounds.

The comprehensive approach to tackling migraines at their root cause, combined with the support from a team who knows what she is going through, started a new chapter in Cheryl's life.

Reclaiming Life

Today, Cheryl's days are totally different!!

From mentoring, gardening, and camping, to embracing her role as an educator at heart, her life is a resounding affirmation that it is never too late to turn the tide.

The impact of her migraine freedom extends beyond herself, touching the lives of her husband, children, grandchildren, and the wider community.

A Shared Triumph

Cheryl and Daryl's story offers real hope for those trapped in the cycle of chronic migraines.

They demonstrate the importance of not giving up, the role of support systems, and how targeted approaches like the Freedom From Migraines Method™️ can drive real transformation.

Cheryl's experience is evidence that no matter how long you've dealt with migraines, it's possible to find relief.

Cheryl advises, "If you're hesitant about trying this, I can say it's unlike anything else. It's based on solid information and paves the way for a healthier life. Plus, you won't be alone; there are others with you, sharing the same struggle."

Check out Cheryl’s story here and her husband Daryl’s story here.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Debbie Waidl is the Owner of In The Balance Health Coaching LLC, and Founder of The Freedom From Migraines Method™   & The Migraine Freedom Protocol™ 
She supports busy moms living with Migraines. 

Debbie will uncover what is holding them back from migraine freedom so they can live their life pain and symptom free, work productively, spend the time they want with family and friends, and stop missing out on the things they enjoy.

A message from Debbie:
"I was once right where you are now.  100% believing there was NO WAY to end migraines and my only option was to learn how to live with them or find that magic pill that maybe would work for a while.  If anyone told me back then that I could end my pain once and for all, I would have called BS and popped another pill!

Skeptical times 10  was my middle name for sure because when you try it all and everyone tells you they can help you and they don’t.   You stop believing…  you lose HOPE!

I now realize I was approaching my migraines all backward.

I was trying to cover up symptoms versus trying to end my pain."

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