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Post  Greeneyes on Fri 28 Jun 2013, 12:32 pm

When I saw my neurologist he recommended that I take the following: Riboflavin, Magnesium, and Butterbur. I decided to take a super B-complex and feverfew as well..the B-complex because of the fibromyalgia since I don't have any energy. Has anyone tried these vitamins and did they help you? I tried feverfew and magnesium in the past.didn't notice anything, but willing to try again.

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Post  Porsche Fan on Sat 29 Jun 2013, 3:19 am

Since I take a lot of meds, and some of them are quite rough on the GI system, I'm on two prescribed vitamins.

1.  Vit. D2 Ergocalciferol 40,000 IU 1xweek for Vitamin D Deficiency.

2.  1mg/day of Folic Acid.  Docs found by C reactive P markers high, which can have a bad influence on heart disease.

Vitamin D2 can be very important.  Get too low and you can have a significant cascade of issues from muscle pain, problems with thinking, and a few other very important neuro-cognative tasks.

The Folic Acid issue is to help limit the inflammation of my arteries.  I'e been on D2 Ergo for about 5 years.  Folic Acid for about 9 years. I don't know if it makes a difference or not.  From the rest of the stuff listed on Vit. D. deficiency, having normal level is very important.  A high level can be quite dangerous than that.  It takes me a long time get to a deficiency up to normal levels (about 1 year). And if you stop, you can dripo/

Other than that I eat a Mediterranean Diet as much as possible but I do not shy away from red meat.  I'm anemic and can run a bit low on some things.  Red meat helps boost some things.  I'll admit, they are Fillet Mignon.  You won't die from a good steak or two a week. I get an infusion of Iron.

Other than that, I have't found much help with supplements.  Oh, I do take Coenzyme Q10 to help from the aches pains statins cause.  I think it *may* help with some of the muscle pain. This is purely, purely anecdotal.

I have had an increase in migraines over the past few months, so there's something.  That's  cardiovascular  related.

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Post  30yrsofheadache on Sun 30 Jun 2013, 6:14 pm

My suggestion is to try each one separately, so you can sort out any problems. I personally have trouble with a lot of vitamins, even very pure ones. Some are stomach related and some increase migraine. In particular, I have not been able to take B-12, Vit. D (in any form). They cause an immediate migraine.

I do well with magnesium, though. I tried Butterbur and had a lot of stomach upset, but my tummy is very easily irritated. My daughter did well on B-2, Magnesium and CoQ10. At 20, she now has very few migraines and they are easily treatable. She was also on an anti-depressant and an ADHD med for fatigue. I do hope they help you, too!I love you 
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Post  milo on Mon 01 Jul 2013, 10:31 am

I did that combo along with large doses of vit D and others. It was some super-star migraine guru that put me on the regime. I took it faithfully for well over a year with no positive effect. I had daily stomach upset.

Butterbur was all the rage when I started it, with all the migraine specialist pushing it. My current doctor goes to the migraine conf with the old guru doctor and says they are no longer thinking butterbur will be the magic bullet.

Having said that, I did my research while on it and many people got a good result from it. You have to stay on it for at least six months though.

I agree with adding them in one at a time, as you never know which one your going to react to.

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Post  milo on Mon 01 Jul 2013, 10:39 am

Taken from : http://www.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/news/20120423/migraine-guidelines-focus-prevention

New Migraine Guidelines Focus on Headache Prevention

According to the new guidelines, effective migraine preventive treatments include:

The anti-seizure drugs Depacon (valproate sodium), Depakote (divalproex sodium), and Topamax (topiramate)
The blood pressure medications metoprolol, propranolol, and timolol
The anti-seizure drug Lamictal (lamotrigine) is not effective in preventing migraine, the guidelines state.

Certain nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and complementary therapies can also help prevent migraine headache. These include:

Petasites, an herb also known as butterbur
NSAIDs including fenoprofen, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, naproxen, and naproxen sodium
Histamine shots, which are a common allergy/asthma treatment
Magnesium, a mineral
MIG-99, an herb also known as feverfew
Riboflavin or vitamin B12
There is not enough evidence to suggest a role for aspirin or the NSAID indomethacin as way to stave off migraine headache.
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Post  Platypus on Mon 01 Jul 2013, 5:22 pm

I never got any HA relief from Feverfew, Butterbur, CoQ10, B vitamins, or Magnesium. The B vitamins and Mag are hard on my stomach.

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Post  Migrainegirl on Wed 03 Jul 2013, 7:32 pm

Yes definitely. I've almost eliminated my migraines taking: magnesium, vitamin D, DHEA, 5-HTP, bio-identical progesterone, and a few others. I'm getting some mild headaches again, but none of the killer migraines since I started. I found vitamin B makes things worse so I avoid that one.
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Post  kimsmom on Sat 27 Jul 2013, 5:02 pm

Vit B and D both give me migraines. I cannot take them and have tried in one form or the other through the years.

Basically nothing has helped my headaches.

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