Can Magnesium Trigger a Migraine?

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I’m afraid to take magnesium supplements again because I used a spray directly onto my skin, and I got an aura and migraine not long after. Is it possible magnesium can trigger a migraine? Tina.


Dear Tina;

While it is possible that just about anything CAN trigger a Migraine, we’re not aware of magnesium being something that is a recognized Migraine trigger. We also question the possibility that something sprayed onto the skin could be absorbed in enough quantity or quickly enough to trigger a Migraine and would be more concerned about something else mixed with the magnesium that may have been inhaled through the nose and acted as a trigger.

Thank you for your question,

Dave Watson and Teri Robert

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