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   Posted 7/16/2009 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone heard of Vitamin D for migraine prevention? I am currently taking Keppra, cutting down on Klonapin, and just starting Cymbalta to add to Prozac for depression. Also have Naproxin and Imitrex to take as needed.


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   Posted 7/20/2009 1:20 PM (GMT -6)   
"Investigators presented the results of an observational study here at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Headache Society, which showed that 41.8% of patients with chronic migraine were deficient in 25-hydroxyvitamin D. The study also showed that the longer individuals had chronic migraine, the more likely they were to be vitamin D deficient." (from Medscape)

Interesting! I hadn't heard much about this...sounds like taking vitamin D might be a good idea. (I would check with your doc especially when you are already taking a combination of prescription meds :-)
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   Posted 7/22/2009 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you! i will look into it.

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   Posted 7/22/2009 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope you don't mind me jumping in here.  Look into types of vitamin D.  Vitamin D-3 is the new thing to be taking!  Obviously it is not new.  It is also technically a hormone and not a vitamin.  It is completely necessarry for the body to function correctly and people who are deficient are subject to a whole host of problems. 
I take 4,000 IUs per day.  I know that sounds like a lot but the body makes 50,000 IU when you spend a few hours in the sun.  There is virtually no risk of toxicity.  It is also known as the "anti-biotic vitamin".  It does wonders for the immune system.  Ask your doctor about it; do an internet search.  It is amazing!  It is also quite inexpensive.  I get gel caps from costco for a reasonable price.  Good luck!  I hope you find something that helps.
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