Supplements and Nondrug Treatments for Chronic or Frequent Headaches

2018-09-18 0 By R.D. Hayes

My doctor gave me a short list of what I should be taking since I have Familial Hemiplegic Migraines and I thought I’d share it with you. These are vitimins which are supposed to help withour bodies and hopefully keep those debilitating migraines away. 

  • Magnesium- take 200 to 400 mg dailly. 
  • Riboflavin (B2)- at least 25 mg, but can safely take up to 400 mg daily. 
  • Co-enzyme Q10-300mg daily. 
  • Feverfew- take 100 mg daily. 
  • Migrelief- is a combination OTC supplement consisting of magnesium, riboflavin, and feverfew in one tablet. 

Here are a few things you can do to help with your migraines. These are nondrug treatments for chronic or frequent headaches. 

  • Avoid dietery triggers. There are many of these but mostly MSG(monosodium glutamate) and nitrates/nitrites. They are in many processed foods as taste inhancers. 
  • Avoid cafeine. Caffeine contributes to migraines by withdrawel. 
  • Be aware that many OTC and prescriptions medications used for treating headaches have caffeine in them. 
  • Exercise regularly. Exercise helps prevent migraines and tension headaches. 
  • Biofeeback, acupuncture, acupressure and relaxation techniques have been proven helpful to those with migraines. 
  • Alpha-Stim: This is an electrical therapy which is similar to TENS therapy but has shown to be more helpful for headache patients. 
Heal Your Headache 1-2-3 was receommended by my doctor for my Chronic Daily Migraines and Familial Hemiplegic Migraines. 
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