I became aware of my daughter’s migraines when she was about a year old. When she attempted to eat food and manipulate it in her mouth, she would whimper and drop the food out of her mouth, putting her tiny head down and crying. Of course we went to a slew of doctors to try to find out what was wrong. When doctor after doctor said she ‘simply’ had migraines of an undetermined origin, I became scared and sickened. I was not able to find help for her. It became my mission to get relief for her. Nothing worked AT ALL.
When she began speaking, she would reject hard food telling me that it hurt her head to chew. The pediatrician kept my daughter on ensure plus and boost–as her total caloric intake–until she was five years old. As i watched her suffer, at five years old, I removed all artificial sweeteners and preservatives from our world–her world. She did seem somewhat better and began to eat solids when she felt well enough to chew.
She has continued to suffer terribly from migraines with vomiting, flashes of color in her eyes, dark circles, and a weary expression. This is what ‘normal’ was for her. I constantly had knots in my stomach and fear in my heart as I was sure more was going on than met the eye. Still, I was unable to get help for her.
Ivy’s migraines were obvious for 20 or more days a month. In other words, my child had no quality of life at all. There were no ‘simple pleasures’. Everything was a chore and burden for her.
She also had a difficult time in school from the very beginning. You know, trying to concentrate while in agony is impossible. She has always been an incredibly sweet person who always wants to please others and would weep when she couldn’t get the grades we all wanted for her and she wanted for herself.
None of this is ok. None of it. So, recently, as i am also a migraine sufferer (in a pretty BAD way), i began taking Banjo with the most incredible and awesome results in the world. I thought, ‘all natural…it works….I feel great….I wonder if my little angel Ivy would respond in the same way’.
I took matters into my own hands and began to serve ivy the all natural Banjo tea twice a day when I also drank my Banjo tea. I wasn’t really expecting her to have the results she had, I just HAD to be proactive and at least TRY SOMETHING. Doing nothing was no longer an option. The doctors telling me that she might grow out of it just didn’t work for me–or for my child.
Since being on the Banjo, my daughter has a life worth living. She doesn’t go from migraine to migraine and laying limp in the bed. She is an active little girl who has friends, laughs and runs and does what I have watched other children doing. She smiles and runs into my arms. This is making me cry with thankfulness to recall all of this.
Let me also tell you that at age 10, my daughter is making good grades for the first time in her young life. Her recent interim report card showed that she went up a grade IN EVERY SUBJECT. And this is only the beginning. in two days, she memorized the songs for the presidents and all states and capitals. She sings all the time. She’s not only beautiful to look at, she is beautiful to be around.
She has had a total of two migraines since being on the Banjo now for six weeks. Once was when she spilled it and didn’t tell me. Another was when she thought she didn’t need it anymore because as she so pertly told me, “I don’t have migraines in my head anymore, mama. I’m well.” The next day, she was hanging her head in the toilet, vomiting, and then just lay on the floor. I asked if she were ready for her banjo and she meekly held out her hand and accepted the cup of tea.
There will be no more disappointing doctors appointments for that which they could not fix.
Ivy will remain on the Banjo. My entire family is excited about what has happened for her. As her mama, I can only tell you that I am thankful beyond measure to have a product that has given my daughter the quality in her life that everyone should have, but doesn’t. We are so very lucky. I will not ever forget the life changing moment when I first saw the exceptional results of Banjo in my daughter’s face. Her smile is lovely, pure, and pain free.
a mother and daughter