Natural Migraine preventive and acute supplements?

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    I would like to know some natural preventive migraine supplements, as well as acute and safe ones.  I am now safely tapering off of Topamax.  My body and mind cannot handle the awful and damaging side effects. Fae.


    Full Answer:

    Dear Fae;


    There are several supplements that have shown efficacy for Migraine prevention:

    • Coeyzyme Q10
    • Ribovlavin (Vitamin B2)
    • Magnesium
    • Butterbur
    • Feverfew

    There are a few homeopathic acute remedies that are marketed to work for Migraines, but we haven't seen any success with these from the patients in our practice.


    On a cautionary note: Please remember that these supplements are drugs just as surely as prescription medications, and they need to be treated with the same respect and caution as prescription medication. They all have potential side effects, and some shouldn't be taken by certain patients. Before you try supplements, please see Supplements for Migraine - They ARE Drugs and consult your physician.

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    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert



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Published On: August 13, 2013