Do I Have To Take Medication For Migraines?

The symptoms of a migraine can interfere significantly with daily life. From throbbing pain to sensitivity to light to nausea and vomiting, migraines can be debilitating. Many people take prescription medications to prevent these horrible headaches. What else should people try to manage symptoms? Consider these vitamins and supplements for natural prevention.

ReNue Rx Vitamins And Supplements To Try For Preventing Migraine Headaches Naturally

Try taking riboflavin

Research has not proven exactly how vitamin B2, or riboflavin, works to prevent migraines. However, studies have shown that the supplement can help to reduce the frequency and duration of symptoms. Experts recommend aiming for 400mg of the vitamin daily. Although research is still ongoing, many doctors recommend taking B2 for migraines.

Consider magnesium

Studies recommend taking 400-500mg of magnesium daily for symptom prevention. Although each person has a unique experience with migraines, this supplement is specifically beneficial for those who experience an aura or visual changes or for women who suffer from menstrual migraines.

How’s your vitamin D?

Many Americans struggle to get the recommended daily amount of vitamin D, especially those who live in overcast climates. One study found that 50,000IU weekly of vitamin D reduced the frequency of migraine attacks. However, not everyone has a vitamin D deficiency, and overconsuming the supplement can have adverse health effects. Speak with a healthcare provider to check current vitamin D levels before starting a supplement.

CoQ-what?

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) helps to generate energy in the cells and protects from damage. Although more extensive studies need to be conducted, CoQ10 is listed in many experts’ recommendations as potentially helpful in reducing the frequency of migraine symptoms. Typically, CoQ10 is taken 3 times daily in 100mg doses. The supplement has many health benefits but can interact with some specific medications. Always check with a doctor before starting a CoQ10 supplement.

Don’t fall asleep on supplements

Some research has linked melatonin supplements to a decrease in migraines. Melatonin is typically accessible to get over-the-counter and may be less expensive than some other supplement options. However, the hormone can have a side effect of drowsiness, so this one may be best to save for nighttime.

What else can I do?

Besides taking supplements and medications, people who experience migraines should also evaluate and identify what triggers symptoms. For example, lack of sleep, changes in routine, stress, caffeine, and alcohol are all common migraine triggers. To learn more about treating migraines, speak with a healthcare provider.

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