- Becki Rogerson, 33, from Cheshire, plagued by rare migraine since age of 16
- Told how she couldn’t see on wedding day or at the births of both of her children
- Praised CBD oil as she has now been migraine-free for over three months
A mum who couldn’t see on her wedding day or at the births of both of her children due to a rare type of migraine has claimed she’s found a ‘life changing cure’ in the form of a ‘miracle’ CBD oil.
Becki Rogerson, 33, from Poynton in Cheshire, has been plagued by a rare and terrifying type of migraine since she was sixteen.
Yet, despite regularly losing her sight and suffering ‘ice-pick’ headaches which she says are ‘worse than childbirth’, her condition was deemed ‘not serious’ by doctors and she was refused further treatment on the NHS.
‘I couldn’t see on my wedding day or at the births of both my children,’ she explained. ‘Sometimes I was without vision for up to eight hours. With two children under five to look after, I decided enough was enough.’
Becki Rogerson, 33, from Poynton in Cheshire, told how she couldn’t see on her wedding day or at the births of both of her children due to a rare type of migraine. Pictured, on her big day
However, the mother-of-two has found an unlikely solution in the form of a CBD oil, and claims it has prevented the debilitating migraines that cause her to lose vision and experience ‘stroke-like’ symptoms.
Throughout the past decade, Becki has experienced some terrifying moments, including an attack that left her stranded, miles from home with two young children.
She had to lock herself, Ruby aged five and Morgan, then 18 months, in the car for two hours to make sure they were safe.
However, it was an episode last October, that left her hospitalised and unable to see for over eight hours, that led her to try a new type of fast-acting cannabidiol oil, in desperation.
The outcome has been ‘life-changing’ and three months in, Becki is still migraine-free.
Now, she wants to raise awareness of the ‘miracle cure’ so that other sufferers can benefit.
‘I was only sixteen when I had my first migraine and it was really scary; I was at home and suddenly I couldn’t see anything,’ she explained. ‘It just came out of the blue. I didn’t know what was going on.’
‘Since then, they’ve got progressively worse. Some of the symptoms can be quite alarming if you don’t know what’s causing them, it’s like I’m having a stroke.’
‘I have the most excruciating headaches and I can end up slurring my words, vomiting and my face sometimes droops on one side.’
She continued: ‘The attacks can last up to 24 hours and living a “normal” life can be very difficult. I have two young children and because there is no apparent pattern or trigger that brings them on, I have to be very careful.’
Becki spent years seeking treatment from the NHS, but to no avail. Exasperated, she paid to go privately and was diagnosed with a rare and extreme form of Hemiplegic migraine.
Despite the diagnosis, doctors seemed unable to find a reliable medication to prevent the attacks.
Over the years she has taken various different drugs to prevent her symptoms, but mostly they were only effective if she caught the onset of a migraine in time – until she tried CBD.
Becki continued: ‘Almost every milestone in my life has been clouded by migraines. On my wedding day, as I was getting ready at my parent’s house, I felt my vision begin to go and I just thought, “please not today!”‘
‘My brother had to do a 30-minute round trip back to my house to pick up my medication. Luckily, he got back before it really took hold, but I still only regained my sight back as I began to walk down the aisle.
‘I had migraines at the births of both of my children, which was hugely traumatic. Imagine having gone through the pain of labour, as well as the emotions that you experience at that time, then losing your sight and going into further pain for 24 hours.’
‘It was agony, but the worse bit was missing those valuable first few hours with my new baby.’
However, Becki went on to explain that the most recent attack was by far the worst she has experienced.
‘My husband had to call an ambulance as my sight still hadn’t returned eight hours later,’ she said. ‘I was constantly being sick; I couldn’t talk, and the pain was so bad I was rocking and whimpering and couldn’t let go of my head. It sounds like a cliché, but it was worse than childbirth.’
‘After this attack, I went to see my doctor again and I was referred to yet another specialist, but the NHS declined my appointment, before I even managed to see someone, because they classed my attacks as not “severe enough.”
She added: ‘That was when I thought “enough is enough.” I was desperate!’
‘I’d heard about taking CBD for migraines and I have to say I wasn’t convinced about how effective it would be. I’d tried every medication under the sun, and nothing had worked.
‘I opted for the highest strength, spraying two to three times a day and I’m amazed to say that three months in, I’m still migraine-free.
‘Just to put that into context, I haven’t gone this long without migraines for at least six years.’
Becki is still adjusting to the fact that she could have beaten her condition once and for all, and she’s urging other sufferers to ‘give it a try’.
‘I’m nervous about saying that CBD has cured my condition, but the early signs are extremely positive,’ she said.
‘Before taking CBD, I had been having at least one migraine a month. To go three months without one is unheard of. So, from my point of view – it’s working!
‘It’s hard to imagine that I may be able to be free of the constant fear of having a migraine as I’ve lived with it for so long, but I’m beginning to be more optimistic about the future.
‘I’ve seen hundreds of specialists and taken a cocktail of different types of medication to try and manage the attacks, but nothing has worked as well as this. It has literally been life-changing!’