Fellow migraine suffers,
Im new to the forum and dont know if this has already been posted so Im sorry if this isnt new. I am a male in my mid 30's and have suffered from migraines for over 10 years. At my worst I was having them 2-3 times a week, sometimes lasting multiple days. I have used imitrex to treat them with general success. My triggers all seem to be blood/sugar related. Missing a meal, alcohol, etc. Eating regularly, and healthy provided some relief but not enough.
A few months ago I found an article about using vitamin B2 (riboflavin) as a preventative measure. Im not a believer in herbal treatments or suppliments but as you know if you are reading this, migraine suffers will try anything. The study said that test subjects took 400mg of B2 daily for two months and 40% of the subjects had success in decreasing or eliminating migraines. I have been taking B2 regularly for 3 months now with amazing success. Relief didnt start until the second month which agrees with the study's findings.
Before I had major migraines, and frequent auras 2-3 times a week. Now I have migraines once a month or less and when I do get them they are very minor and I only have to take half a dose of imitrex to get rid of it. Also no auras so far. You should check with a doctor before trying this just in case. I spoke with my doctor and was told that because B2 is water soluable excess B2 just passes through your body so there is no worry of over dosing. It is a natural approach with no side effects. Also it is cheap, costing me around $5 for a month's worth. The study says that B2 helps your body process your food which would explain why it has helped me since my problem is linked to blood/sugar.
I just thought that since it has changed my life I owed to fellow suffers to share the info. Good luck and feel free to ask any questions.