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Magnesium daily preventative dose

Hi Community,
I have been taking Magnesium as one of my preventatives 2x daily, but am wondering what is the best dose & form (vitamin supplement, form & strength). Need to replenish my supply and have a feeling that the 250mg Magnesium Oxide tabes I’ve been taking aren’t having a great effect. I can’t take anything like Migralief as it has Feverfew and I had a stomach bleed and can’t tolerate aspirin or any NSAID now; otherwise I would welcome suggestions. Sick with a nauseous migraine today and would appreciate your best advice.
Thanks! 🤕🤢

  1. I'm sorry you suffer from migraine disease. Both my husband and I suffer from it as well. My husband is chronic at this point but he is managing it with a variety of medications and supplements. His headache specialist has him taking magnesium glycinate 400 mg. It is a form of magnesium that is best absorbed for the preventative aspect of migraine. There are so many supplements marketed towards migraines, but you really have to be careful of what you take. I hope you find some relief from your migraine attack and start feeling better soon. Warmly, Cheryl migraine.com team

    1. Hi , this is a tricky question because we are all so different in terms of what works best for us. I would definitely recommend getting a recommendation from your doctor. I did find an article that discusses magnesium that you may find interesting. https://migraine.com/living-migraine/magnesium-supplementation-for-migraine Please keep us updated on whether you feel the magnesium is helping. April - Migraine. com Team

      1. I know you posted this a while back but wanted to check in. How are you feeling today? It must be difficult dealing with nausea during a migraine attack. I have chronic intractable migraine disease and I experience nausea very often. It is not fun and difficult to manage at times. As far as magnesium, I actually started getting IV magnesium once a month. If I have a scheduled appointment and the severity is a 6 or above then I usually have my headache specialist give me all of the acute treatment with the magnesium. I receive torradol, zofran, benadryl and saline on top of the magnesium. My headache specialist only gives magnesium at the max every two weeks but I generally have just one a month. It is hard to really tell if that's what is making a difference but overall my average pain level has decreased a little since my last IV mag so I will take that as a win! Every person reacts different to medications but it may be worth talking to your doctor about getting magnesium via IV. I am sending you positive and healing vibes your way!
        -Kim (Team Member)

        1. , I read an article a few years ago that said Magnesium L-Threonate is the best migraine preventative to use because it has the ability to pass over the brain barrier better. I started on it back then, but I never realized that it was helping because I have to deal with so many migraines brought on by perfume, plus I have so much other pain from other comorbidities. However, this year I was forced off all supplements and vitamins prior to surgery for 3 weeks. My migraine was literally nonstop...every single day. I couldn't wait to get back on my supplements mainly because of my need for the Magnesium L-Threonate. It's a bit more expensive than regular magnesium, but I believe it's worth it!! I buy mine at our local compounding pharmacy. I assume we are not allowed to mention particular name brands, but I'm willing to share that information if Migraine.Com gives me permission. BTW, I've been taking magnesium in other forms for decades for my fibromyalgia, and still do, but none of the other types seemed to help my migraines. Hope this info is useful. Feel better!


          1. So good to hear magnesium is beneficial. Thank you for sharing! Hoping today is a low pain day, Nancy Harris Bonk, Patient Leader/Moderator Migraine.com Team

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