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Doctor insights on: Magnesium And Riboflavin For Migraines

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Can Magnesium, Riboflavin & COQ10 really help treat migraines? I've been diagnosed with vestibular migraine no headaches just dizziness.

Can Magnesium, Riboflavin & COQ10 really help treat migraines? I've been diagnosed with vestibular migraine no headaches just dizziness.

Comprehensive Plan: Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more


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For migraine what is better? Riboflavin 400 mg or Co Q10 100 mg or butterbur or feverfew or all together and what is the daily dosage??

For migraine what is better? Riboflavin 400 mg or Co Q10 100 mg or butterbur or feverfew or all together and what is the daily dosage??

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 reduce migraines but seldom stop them entirely best benefit most likely from taking all. If you go months with no migraine can try stopping one at a time to see what's working. Also try Magnesium taurate or citrate 600 mg/day. See comment for doses: ...Read more

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I'm having daily migraine with a feeling of heartbeat from neck to head. Taking homeopathy treatment. Can I take riboflavin with homeo? Is that safe?

I'm having daily migraine with a feeling of heartbeat from neck to head. Taking homeopathy treatment. Can I take riboflavin with homeo? Is that safe?

Good idea: Homeopathic treatment of migraine, in my experience, is very disappointing. Riboflavin can work, and 250 mg twice daily may be successful. But would recommend you contact an MD or DO physician and get this fully evaluated. ...Read more

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Hello, I'm taking vitamin b2 at 400mg a day for migraines. Could that be causing my recent constipation? I am also taking 400mg of Magnesium.

Hello, I'm taking vitamin b2 at 400mg a day for migraines. Could that be causing my recent constipation? I am also taking 400mg of Magnesium.

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 using it once a day doesn't fix your constipation. Try them for 3 months, and if your migraines aren't less frequent and less severe, please give me a call and we can discuss additional preventive meds. ...Read more

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How are magnesium and riboflavin used for headaches?

How are magnesium and riboflavin used for headaches?

Prevention: Riboflavin, magnesium, butterbur, feverfew, and coq-10 have been used daily to prevent migraine headaches. Quality research has suggested good success, especially with purified butterbur and riboflavin. All are available without a prescription, and, in some cases, rival success of prescription items. ...Read more

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Will magnesium glycinate 600 mg help with migraine and cluster headaches?

Will magnesium glycinate 600 mg help with migraine and cluster headaches?

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 with botox, acupuncture, riboflavin, co-q10, butterbur, or feverfew. ...Read more

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What's the max amount if magnesium and b2 a pregnant woman can have? Want to up it for migraine ease. Thanks

What's the max amount if magnesium and b2 a pregnant woman can have? Want to up it for migraine ease. Thanks

The usual dosing: The typical dose for the indication you describe is 400mg vitamin b2 or riboflavin and 500mg of magnesium. This is unlikely despite the high dose of vit b2 to have any toxicity as the body limits it's absorption, and the excretion of the excess is efficiently done through the kidneys. The vit b2 will turn your urine flourescent yellow, the magnesium, the stools a bit loose, but no worry for baby. ...Read more

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Does magnesium oxide work for migraine headaches?

Does magnesium oxide work for migraine headaches?

Maybe: Magnesium as an alternative preventive treatment has mixed support in the medical community. ...Read more

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Riboflavin or coq10 is better for migraines? Side effects? And I read they can cause weight loss, is that true?

Riboflavin or coq10 is better for migraines? Side effects? And I read they can cause weight loss, is that true?

Riboflavin: I have not heard riboflavin or coq10 causing weight loss. Both are effective, but need to be taken for months before you see benefit. Riboflavin can turn your urine orange color. ...Read more

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Can I take 1 tablet a day Magnesium Citrate 100mg for Acephalgic Migraine Aura get 5x mth Would this be a crude option or would you agree beneficial?

Can I take 1 tablet a day Magnesium Citrate 100mg for Acephalgic Migraine Aura get 5x mth Would this be a crude option or would you agree beneficial?

Acephalgic Migraine: Acephalgic migraine" or "silent migraine" means a migraine that occurs without an actual headache. Any type of migraine — regardless of whether you have an aura with it or not — can be an acephalgic migraine.
Causes: Anxiety, insomnia, hormonal changes, odors, changes in diet, physical activities, medicines, etc. I came across: MigraClear and Migraven on the internet, perhaps you should explore op ...Read more

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Is 0.91 magnesium level test range in UK a good level? If not supplements of Magnesium Citrate 300mcg a day helpful for migraine aura with 5 a month?

Responses vary: Typically, magnesium supplements are only modestly helpful if a patient has sufficient blood levels, but other OTC approaches can be valuable, such as butterbur, feverfew, CoQ-10, and riboflavin. We can help get you situated via a Concierge visit at HealthTap. ...Read more

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Take Magnesium Citrate to reduce Migraine Aura 50mg (half Tablet) 3x a day. Told It can irritate with Chronic use as intended as laxative only. True?

Up to date Dr!: You've a good doctor - work with them. Disuss how it's been working and any side effects, etc. Read here and the talk: http://www. Migrainesurvival. Com/should-you-be-taking-magnesium
This may be a good thing. ...Read more

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Magnesium Citrate 100mg twice a day for Migraine Aura (without headache) can it cause stress on colon and also can colon become dependant on it?

Magnesium Citrate 100mg twice a day for Migraine Aura (without headache) can it cause stress on colon and also can colon become dependant on it?

Magnesium: Yes, in too high a dose can stress the colon and cause the runs. A brand called "Jigsaw Magnesium" is a safer way to go if you encounter that situation. Peace and good health. Less likely than a laxative to cause dependence but it is psychologically possible. ...Read more

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Are there any scientific studies proving vitamin B6 and magnesium are helpful in preventing migraine headaches? If so, what's the prescribed dosages.

Yes: Several studies prove magnesium can prevent migraine headaches. I recommend 400 mg/day of magnesium taurate or glycinate- see http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/migraine-headache
one study showed 25 mg of b6 with 2 mg of Folic Acid ; 400 mcg of B12 helps- see http://migraine. Com/migraine-treatment/natural-remedies/vitamin-b6-for-migraine-headaches/
b6 ; mag. Often work well together. ...Read more

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Is Magnesium Oxide 300mg with Manganese 4mg (Manganese amino acid chelate 40mg*11mgUpper Limit)for Migraine Aura or is Magnesium Citrate Best Option?

The magnesiums....: Hello - probably the first option which are pills. The Mg Citrate is a liquid, .and it MAY help your migraine....but the method is rather primitive don't you think? ...Read more

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17 yr post concussive, migraines with aura. Normal eeg, on magnesium, migraine cocktail, depakote, steroids IV hospital week, sent home steroid taper, two days home limb tremors. What could cause them?

17 yr post concussive, migraines with aura. Normal eeg, on magnesium, migraine cocktail, depakote, steroids IV hospital week, sent home steroid taper, two days home limb tremors. What could cause them?

Chronic daily HA's: Sounds like your headaches are totally out of control. Your tremors are most likely secondary to the depakote, and a drug level might confirm. Alternatively, would also check thyroid function. Steroids good intervention, but wonder if these approaches have been tried: botox, acupuncture, bilateral occipital nerve blocks, otc coq-10, riboflavin, butterbur, feverfew, eval for dental, jaw, tos? ...Read more

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Can you get electrolyte disturbances ie low blood calcium and/or high blood potassium level While taking Magnesium Citrate 50mg 3x day Migraine Aura?

Can you get electrolyte disturbances ie low blood calcium and/or high blood potassium level While taking Magnesium Citrate 50mg 3x day Migraine Aura?

Mag citrate: This supplement is too low of a dose to cause changes in blood calcium or potassium. Also your body has independent mechanism to regulate these electrolytes. You kidney regulate potassium levels and your body regulates calcium levels via PTH levels which affect intestional aborption, bone resorption and intestinal absortion. Mag Citrate should not alter this. ...Read more

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I suffer with chronic migraines. What dosage of magnesium should you take for migraines and could this make headaches worse?

I suffer with chronic migraines. What dosage of magnesium should you take for migraines and could this make headaches worse?

250 to 500 mg: Magnesium deficiency has been found in many who suffer from migraine. A good retiming is to take enough till you develop diarrhea, then take one pill less. I place my patients on 500mg daily if they can tolerate it. Other important steps are, eating reg meals, proper sleep, exercise, stress reduction, and prevention and ablation meds that improve your condition ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Vitamin B2 (Definition)

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Dr. Richard Rivlin
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Riboflavin (Definition)

Riboflavin, also known as Vitamin B2, is nutrient that ...Read more