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Migraine Supplements

Right before wrapping up my migraine blog a few years back, I promised my readers that I would post the list of supplements I take, seeing that they work well for me. To my shame, I never wrote that article.

When talking with Pen who runs FMS/CFS/IBS/MIGRAINE Group, she reminded me of that promise.

The bellow is only a list of the supplements I take. I’ve waxed lyrically back in the day why one or the other supplement works or doesn’t and if I were to repeat myself, I’d need to write more than a fast write up. I will, however, post the links to raingem.com’s  relevant collections of articles. So, here it goes.

Morning:

  • Vitamin C
  • B vitamin complex
  • Coral Calcium plus Magnesium
  • CoQ10
  • Vitamin D3
  • DL-Phenylalanine

Daytime:

  • Magnesium
  • L-Tryptophan

Evening/Night:

  • Magnesium
  • Fish Oil
  • Milk Thistle
  • Melatonin
  • L-Tryptophan
  • GABA
  • 5-HTP (optional)

In addition to the above, and this is just in the spirit of full disclosure, for I am not 100% sure if this actually does anything for my migraines:

  • Piracetam
  • Choline
  • Inositol

These I take twice a day, morning and late afternoon. Piracetam really helps to cut through the mental fog. However, and this is important, taking it without Choline for a long time might actually lead to headaches. Not migraine headaches but still, no reason to risk it – we have enough of aches as is.

Once every three-four month, I get a month’s supply of Zinc pills and eat them diligently. It works wonders for pain in my eyes.

I deliberately skipped writing dosages for the supplements I take. The reason is simple – everyone is different and must find their own. I will mention only Magnesium dosages because most people seem to think that the recommended doze works. It doesn’t, at least not as well as at least 800MG of elemental Magnesium per day and up to 1200MG, if you are a on a large size.

I’d recommend, however, start with smaller dosages of Magnesium and work your way up – while you can’t overdose on it, it might lead to an upset stomach if you are not used to it.

One more thing to say about supplementation – it does not help immediately. It took me almost a year to build up enough Magnesium in my system for it to have a profound effect.

As I said before, this is just a quick list of supplement. If you have any questions – why this supplement or how much of that one should I take or are you crazy, please ask. I’ll linking to this article in FMS/CFS/IBS/MIGRAINE Group. If you are on Facebook, come over and we’ll talk there as well.

Reference:

Vitamin supplements

Natural supplements

Calcium-Magnesium Balance

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