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Migraine & Headache

How We FoundTheCure

Treatment of migraine dates back 50,000 years as ancient man drilled holes in man's skulls in desperation for relief. Today, we know the two causes to be hormones and muscle tension/posture.

 Natural & Man-Made Environmental Toxins

Man-made pesticides, dioxin, hormone contamination, plastics, menopausal estrogen[[1] and oral contraception are 'xeno'-estrogens. They enter our cells as do natural hormones. When this is added to a woman's natural estrogen rise and fall before her period (menses), the intense crash becomes the menstrual migraine.

Breakthrough  - BLOCKING the ESTROGENS

Lichten has spent 30-years researching how these estrogens trigger migraine since women age 15 to 55 get 6 times more migraine headaches than men of the same ages. It is because estrogen receptors in the carotid (neck) control blood flow to the brain. Those genetically predisposed will suffer unless the hormone levels are stabilized above 50mg/ml.[2]

*This is how FOUNDtheCURE Works to Stop Pain!

Repeating the research of Somerville[2] in Australia, Greenblatt[3] in Augusta and Travell in Virginia, Lichten took migraine understanding to a new level repeating their hormonal work [2] [3] while learning to perform Travell's trigger point injections.  Publishing 5 key articles in medical journals, he is recognized as  a leading hormonal/ menstrual migraine/ headache physician in the world.

*IRB Designed:  Weekly small dose of nandrolone and stanozolol are predicted to reduces by 80% hormonal migraine in women and cluster headaches in men.

 

 

Breakthrough: FINDING the SERUM BIOMARKER

A bio-marker is a recurrent finding in a biological system. In migraine there are:

  • Signs:  one-sided, severe head pain worse days nearest to menstruation

  • FIndings: there may be nausea/ vomiting, seeking dark, quiet room

  • Lichten found that danazol,  an FDA approved medication approved for endometriosis in 1971, relieved premenstrual migraine. Danazol lowered the blood levels of estrogen and SHBG  while stabilizing testosterone.  Danazol[4] relieved many of the worse women's migraines. The biomarker for treatment success is the Free Androgen Index (FAI). FAI is calculated as Total Testosterone divided by SHBG. 

  • Reducing the estradiol alone was less effective [5].

  • Lichten found that women with migraines are at risk for thyroid and other autoimmune diseases.  There is an increased risk of thyroid disease, pernicious anemia (GI disease), lupus, chronic fatigue, rheumatoid arthritis, and infertility/ endometriosis.


 

All References are linked to Original Articles:

1. Lichten E.M. Menopausal Migraine. The Menopause. Reid-Rowell Symposium. 1990

2. Lichten EM., Lichten JB, Whitty A, Pieper D. The confirmation of a biochemical marker for women’s hormonal migraine: The depo-estradiol challenge test. Headache 1996;36(6):367-70

3. Lichten, EM, Lichten SR. Estradiol subcutaneous pellet for the definitive diagnosis and treatment of hormonal migraine. Cephalgia 1999;19(4):332

4. Lichten, E.M. The Efficacy of Danazol in the Treatment of Hormonal Migraine. J Reproductive Medicine,1991;36(6):419-425.

5. Lichten, EM, Lichten JB, Whitty A, Pieper D. The Use of Leuprolide Acetate in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Menstrual Migraine: The Role of Artificially Induced Menopause. Headache Quarterly, 1995;6(4):313-317.

6. Lichten EM. Letter to the Editor: Menstrual Migraine and Treatment Options: Review. Headache: The Journal of Head and Neck Pain. 2018. Jan: 58(1):145-6. DOI: 10.1111/head.13203 

7. The LIE: Menstrual Migraine The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics. Prevention of Migraine.  JAMA 2017: June 6; 317 (21): 2230- 2231

8Letter to the Editor: May 2018.  Omission of Mention of Hormonal Treatment of Migraine by JAMA again! re:: Loder. Monoclonal Antibodies for Migraine Prevention. JAMA 2018 May 15: 319(19): 1985-6

Trial Eliminates Most Migraine Medications

Standard treatment ignores the hormonal physiology that creates the conditions that cause these severe head pain. Therefore, medication is used over and over again with no effort made to 'cure' the conditions:

  • Standard of Medical Care uses the sumatriptan medication to block the pain of a migraine once it  has started. Her day is lost and she is miserable.
  • FoundTheCure therapy will PREVENT the abnormal high estrogen so there is no premenstrual crash; ergo, no migraine.

  • Trigger point injections which are a form of  medical acupuncture, will stop the muscle contraction pain within seconds. The tension type headaches are due to taking standard headache medications that cause the muscles to contract:  sumatriptan, codeine, caffeine all 'freeze' the muscle so the pain stops, temporarily. Once the hormone component is  neutralized, treatment to the neck muscles with physical posture, topical muscle relaxers, and massage bring welcomed relief to the vast majority of women migraine and headache sufferers.

  • Migraines start as hormonal but these medications then cause contraction/ tension type headaches. All migraine/ headaches have both components of hormonal and muscle contraction: both need to be treated concurrently. 

  • The FoundTheCure Protocol has been successfully pescribed to migraineurs for more thirty years,. Starting first with danazol, Dr. Lichten studied 130 women with more than 10 years of intractable migraines.  Two-thirds of the women who completed the study had nearly complete relief of their severe migraines.  His program now uses weekly injections. Results have been equally effective with less side-effects.  Results vary:  no one treatment is effective for  everyone. Today we now we can prevent and treat the migraine because we understand the underlying physiology....

Migraine Statistics

  • 13% of women between ages 15 and 45

  • 35 million sufferers worldwide

  • 3 to 6 times more frequent in women

  • Lowest economic status associated with highest incidence of migraine/ headache

  • More frequent in Caucasian race

  • 91% miss work: 63% miss work each month

  • 50% have not been diagnosed

  • Health Care cost are $17 billion/ year in US

  • No new treatment since sumatriptan released in 1991

  • Migraine pain is usually one sided, sharp and may radiate over the top of the head. Bright lights and noise are avoided. Nausea is common; vomiting rare. Pain may last 12-24 hours. She is often incapacitated.

 

 

 

 

 

Cluster Headache Pain

  • The pain often awakens him from a deep sleep with the intensity of being struck by an ice pick.

  • Seasonal attacks. History often includes alcoholism.

  • Men have been known to kill themselves over the pain.

  • One eye may water extremely. This is  called a histamine reaction.

FOUNDtheCURE research has linked Cluster Headaches in men to low testosterone.  Testosterone pellets can protect and prevent these attacks when used regularly!

Chronic Tension Type Headaches

  • These can occur daily.  They are usually not as severe as migraine but the patient feels like their head is in a vise or there is a tight cap on around the temples and forehead.

  • These respond to muscle relaxers, topical ibuprofen, massage and heat. Improving the posture and for women a better supportive bra and flat heeled shoes will help.

  • AVOID CAFFEINE and the medications (Excedrin®, Midrin®, Imitrex®/ sumatriptan) that make the headache worse and it will come back when the medication wears off.

  • Acupuncture, trigger point injections and BOTOX® works by blocking the muscles from contracting.  The key is to figure out what is causing the muscle spasm and avoid it.

FOUNDtheCURE TREAT MEN

and WOMEN

with CLUSTER HEADACHES

These are so severe, some men have killed themselves. These 'ICE PICK' headaches respond to  stabilizing testosterone levels

WE TREAT BOTH MEN and WOMEN -

WE HAVE EMPATHY FOR THOSE IN PAIN 

WE BELIEVE MEN and WOMEN HAVE BETTER THINGS TO DO THEN SEE THE DOCTOR

MIGRAINE/ HEADACHE TREATMENT made easy.

The Pharmaceutical Companies, JAMA and DEA ignore publications that the cause of migraine is a drop in Gender Specific  Hormones (estradiol in women and testosterone in men).  They want you to focus on the symptom of disease because their medications do  not treat cause so they cannot possibly be the best treatment, are expensive, and man-made and patentable.

With the information presented here there is no need to jump to using Aiovig until all the natural treatments listed here fail.  The publications and explanations that appear here outline the cause of migraine as fluctuations (drops) in hormone levels of estrogen.  Start treatment with the least expensive natural formulation:  Estradiol patch (Dennerstein).

Danazol (Lichten) has a 50 year history of effectiveness as do estradiol pellets. Lichten's use of Mixed Androgen Treatment- Protocol will also treat the most difficult migraine and cluster headaches with nandrolone and stanzololol. The Mixed Androgen Therapy protocol  as used to treat endometriosis is used to prevent migraine in women and cluster headaches, Premenstrual Syndrome and  a hosts of other conditions for $50.00 per week. It treats cluster headaches in men..

Why try something expensive when All Natural, Better, Cheaper, and Safer medications are readily available with peer reviewed publications and clinical effectiveness.

The PHARMA/ JAMA/ DEA LIE:

On May 17, 2018 the NYTimes announce that the first medicine designed to prevent migraines was approved by the Food and Drug Administration, ushering in what many experts believe will be a new era in treatment for people who suffer the most severe form of these headaches.

H.E.R. Hormone Replacement Therapy

FOUND THE CURE medicine is based on the concept that the woman seeking medical care is seeking more than a 'fix' for a 'diseased' female organ.  Not only is there the effects on her mind, body and spirit but endometriosis is an autoimmune disease that affects many other organs.

OUR COMPREHENSIVE SERUM ASSAYS seek out other BIOMARKERS, other signs and symptoms so as to treat the WHOLE WOMAN.

The good news, for both men and women, is that hormone loss and imbalance is easily correctable. Through state-of-the-art diagnostic hormone testing, we can determine your hormone levels and your unique bio-identical hormone needs.

 

No one treatment is correct for everyone. There are many individuals over the years that all of us have treated but to no avail. It is not our desire or intent to suggest that one treatment is the best. Rather, we propose that those who avail themselves of medical care must first educate themselves and then actively discuss with their health professionals what options are available in their individual medical care:

Our first goal, therefore, must be
 

 

PREVENTION

  • TREATING THE WHOLE BODY'S WELL-BEING

  • SAFE, COST-EFFECTIVE, AND AVAILABLE:

 

Then we can hope to LIVE LONGER & BETTER

in a life style that supports

  • HEALTH

  • RENEWED ENERGY, and 

  • LONGEVITY in a purposeful life..

As a result of hormone imbalance related to these conditions, you may be experiencing one or a combination of what have become known as the classic symptoms of aging:

  • Weight gain

  • Limited energy

  • Hair loss

  • Low sex drive

  • Depression

  • Mood swings

  • Sleeplessness

  • Poor concentration

  • Memory loss

  • Fatigue

  • Depression

What are bio-identical hormone therapy services?

  • A comprehensive review of symptoms, medical, family and personal history

  • Testing - blood, saliva through laboratory analysis

  • Natural hormone balancing

  • Ongoing evaluations

  • Quality compounded pharmacy

    • Thyroid hormones

    • Methyl- B12

  • Highest quality supplements

    • B6/B12, TMG, digestive enzymes

    • VItamin D3

  • MIND, BODY WORKSHOPS

    • Fitness programs

    • Nutrition planning

    • Stress reduction plans

MIGRAINE

Einstein: "If you cannot explain it simply,

you do not understand it at all".

Medications used in the prevention of migraine.

OUR SERVICES

Offers Therapy for the
Whole Woman's Well-being

 

Forget what you've heard about having to wait for the migraine before treatment.  These Novel Medical Protocols for migraine are all about prevention.  Dr. Lichten is expert in the use of trigger point and BOTOX injections to block the  tension-type component of headaches.

 

Our Unique 'Better Life" Program Offers

 

  • Anabolic Hormonal Replacement

  • Hormone Balancing

  • Research Protocol offers first 2-months free

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FoundTheCure

Protocol for Treating Migraine

Culmination of 35-years of clinical research and peer-reviewed medical journal publications.
Only U.S. Patent filings for hormonal prevention of migraine in women and cluster headaches in men.
Two Established Protocols offer successful prevention in hormonal migraine and cluster headaches.
Guaranteed improvement within two months. Initial two months of medication free of patient costs.
 

About Edward Lichten, M.D.

Introduction: Biography of Edward M. Lichten, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.O.G.

 

Edward Lichten is a 70+ years 'young' board certified physician who was mentored by the legendary gynecologist Frederick P. Zuspan,  M.D. Professor Emeritus at Ohio State University.  Trained in the most advanced surgery for cancer, Dr. Lichten chosed to pursue a search for the medical imbalances that contribute to and cause women's diseases.  The first was Endometriosis.   In 1979 he invented Laparoscopic Uterine Nerve Ablation to offer women with/without visible endometriosis relief from monthly menstrual pain. "Yes, Women's pain is REAL not psychosomatic."

 

Information: "Anti-aging", Autoimmune and Environmental Disease

First Focus of Research outside of Gynecology: 
One group of women that Dr. Lichten soon focused on were women with migraine. Most of their worst migraines occurs in close proximity to their menstrual menses. Lichten reviewed/repeated the work of Somerville[2] (1975) and Greenblatt (1950's) [3] and published that hormonal suppression with danazol [4] was effective in more than 70% of women treated for a year. These women had a history of more than 10 years of incapacitating headache pain. Birth control pills rarely work. Luprolide had too many side-effects [5] including osteoporosis.  Luprolide was less effective than the inexpensive danazol in preventing migraine.

Since the 1980's, neurologists have used vasoconstrictive medications (DHE-45, caaffergot and sumatriptan) to abort migraine headaches. Wolfe recognized 60 years ago the correlation between a woman's hormones, the drop in estrogen before the menses and migraine, yet, no one connected imbalances of 'hormones' with the greater exposure to man-made xeno-estrogens that we know exists today. Too many women have migraines  before and after using the expensive sumatriptan. They still  lose one day or more from their busy lives.

Most neurologists are unaware of all these previous journal publications reporting success with hormonal medications -- and they have no experience in their use. It is unfortunate that many do not  consult with gynecologists keeping migraine "within their 'turf'."

The medications for prevention, beta-blockers and topiramate, fail more often and have significant side-effects. Recently, the Journal of Headache [6] published Dr. Lichten's concern in their Letter to Editor Section, recognizing the hormonal literature and making this information about effectdive hormonal treatment available to their readers.

Lichten's Research since the 1980's leads to FOUNDtheCURE:

 

Dr. Lichten discovered in the early 1980's that there were two hormonal components to understanding how to suppress migraine. Danazol, a weak androgen, temporarily reduced the pituitary from stimulating estrogen production from the ovaries. Without the rise in estrogen, there was no drop in estrogen to trigger migraine. This did dry up the uterine lining and was a simple test of how low dose danazol would prevent migraine-- no menses equated no migraine.  WHAT was unique to danazol versus all the other drugs is that it suppresses liver production of SHBG.

 

WITHOUT SUPPRESSING ESTROGEN and SHBG,  hormonal therapy with birth control may not bring pain relief. No neurological treatment addresses the cause of migraine, so these symptomatic treatments are bound to failure.

 

Based on his 35-years of treating migraine, Dr. Lichten is now using the same combination of small doses of anabolic steroids that he patented for endometriosis for his patients with migraine and cluster headaches.

 

This Novel Medical Protocol has less side effects and is less expensive than danazol. This is the focus on the new RESEARCH PROTOCOL for migraine.  Free medications for two months are available to study participants who qualify.

 

SUMMARY:    NOT ONLY ENDOMETRIOSIS RESPONDS TO THE

PATENTED COMBINATION OF NANDROLONE AND STANOZOLOL,

Lichten published in medical journal that two non-surgical diseases of women could be treated effectively with hormones instead of expensive tranquilizers and potentially dangerous medications. His work identified that pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) and migraine could be prevented by stabilizing a woman's fluctuating hormone with first danazol and secondly, tiny doses of anabolic steroids.  For majorities of these women, there were no more Prozac® or Imitrex®; no more uncontrollable mood or raging headaches.

What has been overlooked are the effects of man-made Environmental Hormones! Main stream medical research had failed to consider that many chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases are mediated through the hormonal effects of man-made plastics, pesticides, flame retardants, hormonal contraception and hormones fed to livestock! That is why so may diseases are becoming more prevalent today: inflammatory bowel disease, thyroid disease, rheumatoid disease, fibromyalgia, migraine,  insomnia and just old-fashion aging. We know that a 50-year old's broken bones take longer to heal than a normal 25-year old's. BUT today, 25-year old adults have many signs and symptoms and laboratory findings of 50-year olds!  No wonder they are so sick!

 

REBALANCING the hormones involves more than adding  back estrogen and testosterone:  she can stay more alert, involved, active and recover faster--LIVING BETTER and LONGER when

ALL the HORMONES Are BALANCED and the

ENVIRONMENTAL TOXINS are BLOCKED!

 

 MEN ARE AFFECTED TOO!

Radical Breakthrough is using Testosterone to Treat Men for Disease!
In the 1980's, Dr. Lichten experienced what is now called andropause; 'men'pause for men. Night sweats, fatigue, erectile dysfunction, weight gain and depression became his way of life.  When searching for a hormonal cause, Dr. Lichten discovered that the laboratory blood tests he was running on women in his FOUNDtheCURE PANEL explained the disorder: men were experiencing a men' pause (equivalent to a woman's menopause).  All of his symptoms disappeared and he was able to build muscle tone, mental acuity, and endurance with small doses of natural, bio-idential injectable testosterone (not creams)!

 

BUT his new found 25-year old energy did not last.  He had to block the SHBG to improve his anabolic potential.

 

 

Putting It All Together:
As the author of the Textbook of Bio-identical Hormones, Dr. Lichten has put together some of the missing pieces that  underlie most chronic disease-- hormone imbalances caused by aging and our environment. These hormone imbalances can be measured directly and indirectly in common laboratory blood tests  (that you will want to have performed before Booking an Appointment). While vitamin D3 deficiency links to insomnia, low growth hormone to fibromyalgia, thyroid to hair loss, fatigue and weight gain, adrenals to afternoon fatigue, pancreas to diabetes and digestion, and the sex hormones of estrogen and testosterone to everything from Alzheimer's to  heart disease, obesity and autoimmune diseases!

 

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HAPPY PATIENTS

Good Health & A Good Life

D.M. says, " first saw Dr. Lichten in 1982. I told him I had PMS because so many doctors did not believe I had migraines severe enough to miss a week of work every month,let alone the grand mal seizure 10-hours right before my menstrual period started.

The neurologists had no answers. But Dr. Lichten started me on his endometriosis protocol first with danazol, then with these hormonal injections weekly.

I am now in the menopause and just 1 or 2 self-injections or danazol capsule have kept me migraine and seizure free for 35-years.

"Thank you Dr Lichten."

C.L. says "I had the most severe menstrual migraines in my teens. First the doctors told my mother and i that it was in my head,and  then they prescribed birth control pills.  As an adult, I sought out Dr. Lichten who found explained that I had both menstrual migraine and tension-type headaches from my large breasts. Twenty years later, I continue my mixed anabolic injections for energy, sex drive, mental focus and to enjoy my life without physical limits of both types of headaches-pain free.

The anabolic injections have me my shoulder muscles stronger, relieving the tension-type headaches too!""

E.G. stated "I am 18-year old male who has had a sever cluster-type headache every day sine I was 14. My parents took me to Boston, the Cleveland Clinic, Mayo and the University of Michigan to no avail. 

Dr. Lichten measured my free testosterone and suggested replacement first with injections and then with pellets. Both worked and I will starting Michigan State College in the fall.  

Thank you Dr. Lichten!"

 
 
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Making MIGRAINE a Disease of the Past!

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