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magnesium and riboflavin for migraines

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Comprehensive Plan: Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacol ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yunus Shah
41 years experience in Anesthesiology
Safe to take: Riboflavin ( Vit B2) is a reasonable supplement for migraines. The dose is 400mg/day. Lower doses like 200mg apparently don't work as well. But high d ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Try all then...: All are proven effective but some individuals respond better to some than others so you need to try all to see what works best for you. Since each red ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Try 400 mg/day: As a water-soluble vitamin there is no known toxic dose of B2. A 1988 study found 59% of those who took 400 mg/day had at least 50% less migraines. It ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Riboflavin: That is a big dose of riboflavin, but 400 mgs orally of it daily for 3 months was used in a study to prevent migraine and there were no adverse effect ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yunus Shah
41 years experience in Anesthesiology
See previous answer: Riboflavin is generally pretty safe. High doses may cause some color change in urine and diarrhea but mostly benign. Ask homeopath about interaction b ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience in Family Medicine
Riboflavin : What you are taking is more appropriate. Good Luck
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Schuster
Specializes in Pain Management
Doubtful: Vitamin B2 shouldn't cause constipation. But magnesium is helpful for many patients' constipation. You can increase the magnesium to twice a day if us ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Prevention: Riboflavin, magnesium, butterbur, feverfew, and coq-10 have been used daily to prevent migraine headaches. Quality research has suggested good succes ... Read More
A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Unlikely, unless: You possess low levels of magnesium in your body, but worth a try anyway, if you do not have digestion side effects. Maybe, more success can be found ... Read More
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