HEADACHE / MIGRAINE

Written by Slawomir (“Swavak”) Gromadzki, MPH

POSSIBLE CAUSES

Cheese, chocolate, citrus fruits, alcohol and birth control may contribute to migraines. >

Cheese, chocolate, wine and beer may act as ‘triggers’ for migrainous headaches. >

Pineal gland calcification has been linked to migraine disorders. >

Serum magnesium in migraine patients was significantly lower than the normal population and related to the frequency of migraine attacks, supporting the use of magnesium in prevention and treatment of migraine. >

Aspartame is broken down into formaldehyde in various tissues and may contribute to migraines. >

Sucralose may be a migraine trigger. >

Deficiency of CoQ10 may be common in pediatric and adolescent migraine. >

 

REMEDIES

According to a 2002 experiment which lasted 3 months, a dose of 15 to 30mg of CoQ10 a day was sufficient to produce significant reduction in headaches and migraines. >

Conergy CoQ-10 30mg Capsules >

CoQ10 is efficacious and well tolerated in migraine prophylaxis. >

“Why all migraine patients should be treated with magnesium.” >

Intravenous and oral magnesium should be adapted as parts of multimodal approach to reduce migraine. >

5-HTP shows promise in the treatment of chronic primary headache. >

A significant proportion of patients with migraine may have celiac disease, and that a gluten free diet may lead to a improvement in the migraine in these patients. >

A supercritical extract of feverfew is safe and efficacious in migraine prevention. >

Feverfew and white willow are well-tolerated and effective in migraine prevention. >

After 3 months of treatment with the supplement (combination of magnesium, riboflavin and Q10), a reduction of migraine pain and burden of disease was seen. >

Ginkgolide B, a compound found within Ginkgo biloba, is well-tolerated and effective in reducing migraine frequency and duration. >

High dose riboflavin is effective in the prevention of migraines. >

RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2) >

Inhalation of Lavender essential oil was used in treatment of migraine headache with significant response. >

LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL >

Lipoic acid may be beneficial in preventing migraines. >

Lowering homocysteine with folic acids, B-6 and B-12 may have a therapeutic effect on migraine headaches. >

Magnesium oxide reduces migrainous headache frequency and severity in children. >

Oral supplementation with magnesium oxide and L-carnitine and concurrent supplementation of Mg-L-carnitine besides routine treatments could be effective in migraine prophylaxis. >

Vitamin D supplementation may be useful in decreasing frequency of headache attacks and HDR among patients with migraine. >

VITAMIN D >

Elimination of ‘dietary triggers‘ and the inclusion of a number of natural substances may prevent migraines. >

Niacin may have therapeutic value in the prevention of migraine headache. >

 

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