Migraine Headaches
by Rob

I am a 31-year-old man from Manchester, England. I have suffered with migraines since I was ten years old. I too have been prescribed all the usual drugs, plus various preventatives etc... I'm currently being prescribed propranolol 80mg 3 x a day, plus codeine phosphorate as a pain killer. I have also been admitted to hospital due to the severity of the migraines where I was administered a pethadeine injection the first time and a pain killing suppository.

I have found, through chance, that marijuana not only stops the attack but also prevents the attacks in the first place. It has changed my life to the extent that I can now work without fear of an unexpected attack. I was an office worker and have been laid off from various jobs due to migraines.  The reason is that when a migraine starts I get the flashing lights and find that it affects my speech and my letter/word recognition. It is now getting on for eight months since my last migraine. (Touch wood!)