Supplements and herbs and migraine treatment

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   Posted 11/2/2006 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been researching the use of supplements and herbs to treat migraines. I have seen information to the effect that some people have used cayenne, magnesium and feverfew with success. Does anyone have any experience with these and if so, did they help? Thanks.

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   Posted 11/2/2006 2:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven't tried cayenne but do take magnesium and feverfew. I still get migraines frequently. :( I hope others come along to post as I would like to know where to spend my money.
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   Posted 11/2/2006 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   

Welcome, Wordguy!  I'm a recent new member, too, and have really appreciated all the input so far.  Hope you get a lot of good feedback.

I've tried many of the non-drug options over the years but unfortunately without success:  feverfew, butterbur, mangosteen juice (NOT mango!), and a number of the hormone-balancing herbs along with Vit. B-6 and folic acid  (most recently via the Christian Body product "Migraine Defense").   However, I know someone personally and have heard second-hand from reliable acquaintances about people who have had fantastic results from the mangosteen juice, and the "Migraine Defense" appears to be making a difference for an acquaintance who has started it recently. . .

I guess my cure is still "out there somewhere" :)


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   Posted 11/2/2006 4:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Wordguy,

Just wanted to welcome you too. I am sorry but I cannot give you any feedback about the herbs and supplements, but I hope there will be some to come along and give you their input.

take care


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   Posted 11/3/2006 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Word Guy - I am a new member as well and life long migraine sufferer. However, I have, in the past year dramatically decreased my headaches with the help of homeopathy. You should try to find a good homeopathic doctor in your area - they use a variety of herbs and other natural substances. They will be able to give you the best remedy that works with your body chemistry. You should also try to avoid dairy products.

Good luck!!


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   Posted 11/10/2006 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
 I think the approach to treating a headache and other illnesses is to find the cause, and not just to cover up or react to the symptoms.  I have found that I get headaches from MSG.  It was easy to figure out when I kept a diary for a couple of weeks of what I ate.  I tried to avoid MSG, but found it just can't be done.  I would end up eating at a friend"s house or out at a restaurant and I would get a headache.  They use MSG in so many things such as salad dressings, breading on meats, so even when eating healthy I would suffer.  My husband found a product on-line called MSG Buster that works wonders.  I highly recommend it.  I can take it before I eat and now I can enjoy the evening out without fear of a headache following a few hours latter. :-)
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