Kathy's Honest Take on Tackling Migraines Head-On

For too long, Kathy S. from VT, USA, has fought a relentless battle against migraines that nearly cost her the joy of living. Plagued with 25 migraine days a month for over 15 years, she shared her unfiltered journey towards reclaiming her life through the Freedom From Migraines Method™️ Program (FFMM). In this blog post, we’re diving into her story, her experiences, and her honest take on tackling migraines head-on.

The Tipping Point

Kathy's story begins with a grim recount of her relentless pursuit of relief. She tried everything from Triptans and over-the-counter medications to monthly migraine shots. Unfortunately, nothing provided lasting relief, and an allergic reaction to her last resort option left her feeling defeated.


"I had just experienced a horrible allergic reaction to the once-a-month migraine shots... there were no other options left for me," Kathy explains, highlighting her desperation and the limitations posed by her other health issues.


Despite these daunting challenges, Kathy approached the FFMM program without fear or reservations.


"I felt like this was either going to work or I was going to be doomed with headaches for the rest of my life." 


This all-in attitude toward the program and her readiness to work hard for a solution led to her having HOPE for the first time in a long time.

The Journey to Recovery

What followed Kathy’s dedication to and trust in the program was a transformative experience that saw a significant reduction in both the frequency and intensity of her migraines. The positive change was so noticeable that even her husband couldn't help but see a massive improvement early on in the program.


This progress wasn't just about fewer migraine days; it marked Kathy's return to actively participating in family events and life itself.


"Being able to go to a grandchild‘s birthday party... and actually be able to smile and laugh and enjoy yourself versus sitting there pretending that you’re OK when you’re not is huge," she shared, voicing the newfound joys of being fully present in her life.


Self-care through diet, lifestyle, and exercise changes became Kathy's new mantra, empowering her to manage a busy dairy farm and market garden business without the crippling head pain that once made everyday tasks unbearable.

A Beacon of Hope

Kathy's candid reflection on her journey sheds light on the dark moments of despair that many with chronic migraines feel, confessing, "This is really hard to admit, but I truly was at the point of not wanting to continue on the journey of life if the massive head pain I had every day was going to be a part of it." 


The FFMM program was her lifeline, providing not just a method to manage her migraines, but a pathway to a life worth living.


One of the most profound realizations Kathy had was the importance of putting herself first, a lesson she describes as hard to learn, but pivotal in providing care for others.


She encourages those suffering from migraines not to settle for temporary fixes offered by medications, but to seek a lasting solution through lifestyle changes and self-care, just as she did.

Kathy's Message

"If you’re ready for change, give this program a try - do not wait!” Kathy urges.


Her story is a powerful testament that even when health seems like an impossible mess, there's hope for recovery.


Kathy underscores, "This program works, and if you are willing to put your effort into your own migraine freedom, it will work for you too," reminding us that the journey to freedom from migraines requires patience, effort, and a readiness to embrace change.


Kathy's story is not just a narrative of overcoming migraines; it's an inspirational call to action for anyone struggling to find light amid the shadows of chronic pain.

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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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