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timur
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   Posted 1/25/2006 6:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Ive been researching a bit and found articles on the use of vitamin b2 for chronic migraines. It says that a dosage of vitamin B2, 200mg twice daily is used for migraine patients but the RDA is 1.7mg so it is much more than your suppose to take. I got 100mg capsules today and im trying it out. has anyone used this before? Is this safe?

hopeful82
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   Posted 1/27/2006 1:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I cannot find any scholarly articles talking about the use of vitamin B2 as a prophylactic for migraines. I did find a couple articles from the 50's about using B12 as a prophylactic, but they were in German so I have no clue what they said. But the fact that there isn't any scientific studies done on it probably means its not proven to help.

You should definitly ask your doctor about taking a supplement that will give you more than the daily allowance - especially with B vitamins.
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timur
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   Posted 1/28/2006 7:01 AM (GMT -7)   

hey thanks for the reply, any information really helps. i went to my doctor to ask him about it and he said that taking it in high dosages is safe enough as its a water soluble vitamin and will be excreted out in your urine. My doc told me it was a good idea as he said that he heard that it is really effective against migraines although it takes about 2 months to have a real effect and he thinks this combined with the amitriptyline will really help me, i hope so....fingers crossed. regards timur

 


Trickey280
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   Posted 2/13/2006 2:24 PM (GMT -7)   
One group of researchers treated 49 migraine patients with large amounts of vitamin B2 (400 mg per day). Both the frequency and severity of migraines decreased by more than two-thirds.28 In a follow-up three-month, double-blind trial, the same researchers reported that 59% of patients assigned to receive vitamin B2 had at least a 50% reduction in the number of headache days, whereas only 15% of those assigned to receive a placebo experienced that degree of improvement.29 The effects of vitamin B2 were most pronounced during the final month of the trial.30


http://www.vitacost.com/science/hn/Concern/Migraine.htm#Herb-Options

tysmyboo
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   Posted 2/13/2006 10:29 PM (GMT -7)   

Yes, actually B2 is a vitamin that is used to help in preventing migraines.

Take a look at MigraHealth...that has B2, magnesium and feverfew. I always suggest to talk to your doctor before starting anything like this.

I have taken it for a while and it has been a big help. Of course, avoiding triggers and taking your regular medication regimine is important. Its essential to take MigraHealth (or anything else for migraine prevention) regularly. (There is a book called Heal Your Headache 1-2-3, I highly suggest to read this even if you do not want to use MigraHealth/Migralief...there is a lot of great information regarding headaches, I have read 60+ books and this is in my top 5)

Please do some research on your own and don't take anyone's word on this. This is your health and wellbeing, doing your own homework and talk to your doctor!!!

Sara

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