Headaches have never been a problem for me but, unfortunately I do suffer from the occasional migraine.
New Era tissue salts to the rescue again. Their migraine remedy immediately begins to stop the aura/blurred vision symptoms I suffer. Apart from a residual headache, for which I take an aspirin at the same time I use the tissue salts, and a washed out feeling, the migraine completely disappears within 15 mins or so.
Many migraine attacks are associated with an allergic reaction. The four C's: chocolate, cheese, citrus fruits and caffeine are the most widely known triggers, but as always it may not be that easy to pinpoint the exact cause for you. Observation is your best friend. Try and recall what led up to your latest attack. If you find this does not help then you may need to try an exclusion diet.
Stress can also lead to migraines and ironically they occur when you start to relax. Apparently the blood vessels in the neck constrict when stressed and dilate when relaxed.
- Feverfew is a herb that is noted for reducing the frequency of attacks.
- Ginger is well known for relieving nausea.
- I have observed that Gingko is probably responsible for the reduction in the frequency of my attacks. It is noted for its anti-inflammatory properties.
- Low levels of magnesium have been linked to migraines in many people.
- Melatonin at 3mg doses also appears to be useful.
- Butterbur has scientific evidence to support its efficacy in helping migraine sufferers
I have read conflicting reports about melatonin, but it appears to be safe. It does not stop a migraine in progress but reduces the frequency of attacks.
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