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Khloe Kardashian shares the treatment that helped her debilitating migraines
If the hell pain of migraines is something you suffer with regularly, you’ll know that there’s no way you can just “push through it.” This, btw, is the exact advice Khloe Kardashian was given by her family when she first experienced one as a teen.
“I’ve been suffering from migraines since about the sixth grade,” she revealed in an interview with TakeBackToday.com. “When I was a kid I didn't have anyone I could relate to or talk to about this. They [her sisters] always thought it was an excuse for something.”
“Without them realising it, it would shame me from expressing if I was suffering.”
Despite the WHO labelling migraines as one of the 10 most disabling medical illnesses on earth, it wasn’t until Khloe’s dad came down with one during chemo that anyone close to them cottoned on to how bad the condition could be.
"I'm so sorry, I didn't realise how debilitating these are," Khloe remembers Robert telling her. "I felt like I'm not insane here and somebody knows what I'm experiencing.”
Over the years, the Kardashian Klan have learned how to help when the need arises. "They'll help me get the things I need,” Khloe said. “But, I just need silence. Leave me alone during that time."
Although frustratingly, since giving birth to her daughter, Khloe’s symptoms have only worsened. "Ever since I had True, my migraines really spiked," Khloe said, admitting she gets "mum guilt" when she has to bow out of activities. In a recent ep of KUWTK she even described “throwing up blood” and “blindness” in one eye.
"Literally my whole head feels bruised because it’s been pounding for so long and it’s terrifying," she says. "I’m supposed to go to Cleveland tomorrow to see Tristan, but the way I’m feeling right now, I don’t know if I can be on a flight like that.” Eeek!
These symptoms are pretty textbook when it comes to aura migraines. And while experts can’t be sure why some people get them over others, there are several known triggers including stress, dietary changes and differences in the weather.
Treatment-wise, Khloe’s pretty well tried it all to no avail. She did, however, see a difference using a product available in the US called Nurtec ODT (disclaimer: she’s a spokesperson for the company.) "Something that easy and accessible by my bed, it's dissolvable and it works for me within 15 minutes. It was a game-changer," she said.
Meanwhile, so many fans on Twitter have applauded her for bringing awareness to the condition and weighed in with recommended remedies.
Main image credit: @khloekardashian
What have you found that helps when you're suffering from a migraine?