Thursday, November 13, 2008

ACV & Honey...Baby, this could be it!

I've been suffering for migraines for as long as I can remember. Well, maybe right after college when I found out the harsh reality of life......

Anyway, I was at my wit's end on how to cure my migraines which I practicallty have on a daily basis. It just doesn't show on my pretty face (gag!). My poor husband even had to drive me to the emrgency room on several occassions to help me, gave me nightly massages and probably prayed over me while I was sleeping (Hubby: "Please please let this woman be migraine free for my own sanity!"). There were times that I thought I was having a stroke, but no, just migraine according to the doctors who gave me shots of painkillers. No cure. Sigh. There was only one pain reliever that helped, Mesulid. Later I found out, it was recalled due to the fact that the medicine turns your liver into mush. Thank heavens I didn't take it daily! I restricted myself to just taking it once a month when the pain level reaches 8 on the Richter Scale.

I was ready to pull my hair out and bang my head on the door. Out of desperation, I googled for natural remedies for migraines (since none of the pain relievers provide lasting relief and I have no ambition to be a druggie), apple cider vinegar and honey keep popping up. So, I asked hubby to drive me to the nearest grocery store to buy organic apple cider vinegar (the clear ones already lost their healing enzymes during the distillation process). Organic ACV looks like one of those liquids found in a science lab, brownish in color with suspicious particles of web-like material and fine sand inside. Yeah, that's the one that you should get.

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) and honey are also believed to help with high blood pressure, cholesterol and weight loss. The weight loss benefit is b^!!$#!t. If that was true, all women would have swallowed it by the gallons.

Anyway, I digress....I tried drinking 2 Tablespoons of ACV, 2 tablespoons of honey dissolved in a glass of water. It was vile and putrid and just plain awful tasting. It is probably the worst tasting concoction that you could possibly put in your mouth. Yech! But it miraculously kept my migraine away, I slept so well last night. It was a friggin' miracle.

I've read that I have to take that vile concontion three times daily. When I woke up this morning (with no headaches!), stupid me, decided to take the acv straight. Like what you would do in a tequila shot, yeah? Bad idea, that thing packs a punch. It was so strong, my head hurt again! Darn. I'll try to drink it with water next time. Don't mess with the recipe, man. 2 tablespoons of ACV, 2 tablespoons of honey mixed in 8 oz of water. Got it.

Wish me luck!

P.S. Pinching that space between your thumb and forefinger works too but only if someone else does it on you and pinches it all day :-) I tried using a clothes pin, it's not very attractive but sometimes it helps (for a little while).


P said...

migraine girls, you and me. it's debilitating - you have to just find a cold, dark (bec light hurts), quiet (bec any sound feels like a spiked basketball in your head) spot, and sleep and not move. until the next day. or two. yup! i used to take zomig, which brought *some* relief. fortunately, i don't have it as often as i used to.

Leica said...

I know! There is no lasting cure. The ACV and honey is a also a bust. My headache was back the following day after this post even after continuing with the "acv theraphy".