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Anyone tried Feverfew?

  • By HeatherAnne

    HI. My friend has recently tried Feverfew for a rare type of migraine with some success. I have migraines with headaches, fatigue, muscle aching and some nausea. Has anyone had success with this herbal supplement? Thanks

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi HeatherAnne,

    Great question! Yes, I’ve heard from a number of people who’ve added feverfew to their migraine protocol with good results. A word of caution – it’s imperative to speak with your doctor before starting any “natural” supplement. Even though they are thought to be “natural” they still may interact with other medications and conditions we have.

    This link has lots of information on feverfew; https://migraine.com/?s=feverfew.

    Wishing you a low pain day,
    Nancy

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  • By glassmind

    I tried feverfew for 8 weeks with no improvement in my migraine experience. It may well work for others, though. Good luck!

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi glassmind,

    Sorry to hear that. I did want to let you know it can take up to 90 days when we start new medications and/or supplements before we see a reduction in migraine attack frequency and severity.

    Maybe give it a bit more time?

    Wishing you a low pain day,
    Nancy

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  • By Peggy Artman Moderator

    Heather Ann,
    I used to have a doctor that suggested that I try feverfew, but I felt awful on it.

    Here is a link to an article that has some good information about who should not take feverfew. I would suggest talking to your doctor first as well. Be sure to tell your doctor what you are allergic to. Personally I can’t take it because I’m allergic to ragweed.

    https://migraine.com/topic/feverfew-therapy-in-addition-to-meds

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  • By ClaudiaPutnam

    I used feverfew in a tincture for along time w success. However, eventually there were stomach issues and when I reduced or slipped days, the rebounds were terrible. I would suggest maybe using it when you have to travel, or there’s something pressing at work, but not all the time.

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi ClaudiaPutnam,

    Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Are you using feverfew at all now, or have you found something else to be beneficial?

    Wishing you a low pain day,
    Nancy

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