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  • By spal12

    Lack of magnesium in the diet is cause of migraines, our cells are 70% magnesium. You are probably having pinched nerves, pain in all kinds of places also. Take a magnesium supplement

  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi spal12,

    Thank you for your comment. Actually, we aren’t exactly sure what the cause of migraine is. We do know it is a genetic neurological disorder that when we encounter certain stimuli, or triggers this starts a cascade of events that may start an attack.

    If our bodies are out of whack, or have certain deficiency’s we may be more prone to migraine attacks. Magnesium, Co-enzyme Q10 and B vitamins can help prevent migraine. Take a look at this information when you get a minute;


    • By MikeLOHare

      I call this Ann’s mixture. She has been taking this for 2 years, having had migraine with aura once a week throughout the last 20 years. Within a fortnight of starting, her migraines had disappeared.
      If you don’t try it, you will never know.

      For Prophylaxis of Migraine

      20 DAYS SUPPLY

      Ann’s Mixture
      20 TABS VIT B12 10UG
      20 TABS VIT B2 100MG
      2 GRAMS 5HTP PDR
      3 Teaspoons caster sugar.

      Put all ingredients into a cheap electric coffee grinder and grind to a smooth powder ( 1 minute )
      Transfer to lidded jar
      Late evening:-
      Take 1 Very Heaped Teaspoon and transfer to small lidded container. Add third cup of cold water . Lid on and shake for 20 seconds. Drink.

      All ingredients can be purchased online, mostly from Amazon ( MUST be Magnesium MALATE)

      Also purchase SODIAL(R) Mini Electronic digital Balance Weight Scale 0.01-200g
      by SODIAL(R) or similar from Amazon

      I researched Google Scholar for 7 years and arrived at this formula. PLEASE do not adjust it.

      PLEASE come back to this forum and other’s . Copy and paste it to as wide an audience as possible. I am convinced very many sufferers will benefit.

      Moderator can you transfer this to other threads?

  • By nosirrah

    I started taking Magnesium at night for restless legs. Then my neurologist told me to increase the dosage to 800mg-1200mgs a day. I’m at around 1000mgs using 3 different types of magnesium since some are absorbed better and some can cause diarrhea. I also have IBS with constipation, so the effect on the bowels have helped that some. I’ve been taking the 1000mgs for about a month and haven’t really noticed a difference in my migraines, but the restless legs are better (I also have a topical spray that I use if my legs feel more jumpy than typical or crampy).

  • By mystickatdaddy

    Is there any consensus on what type of magnesium is best for migraine? I’m debating between Magnesium glycinate and Magnesium L-Threonate. From what I’ve read Threonate is mostly hype and only has one rat study behind it.

  • By Andrea

    I just read this article on

    I was taking 500 mg magnesium twice a day and tolerating it well. I decided to increase it
    to 750 mg twice a day and the result has been astonishing. I hope it continues. I also use the cefaly for 20 minutes a day, get nerve block injections every 2 weeks, Botox injections every 3 months, get physical therapy from a headache specialist every week, take additional supplements of B2, CO Q-10 and Butterbur.

    Stress is my number one trigger which I get a lot of from my work and I’m still trying to learn how to not let it affect me that much. Also missing meals/snacks, when the barometric pressure drops and not getting enough sleep. Also I developed adult onset asthma
    last year and the medication that is in the rescue inhaler and in the med that I use in my home nebulizer – albuterol – triggers a migraine, which totally puts me between a rock and a hard place. But as one doctor said to me “You won’t die from the pain of a migraine, but you will die if you can’t breathe.”

    So I continue to find ways to both control my migraine and my asthm.


  • By DonnaFA Moderator

    Thanks, Andrea, for sharing what has been working for you! Sometimes the smallest of changes makes the largest of impacts.

    Have you also checked out our sister site

    Thanks for being part of the community, we’re glad you’re here! -All Best, Donna ( team)

  • By glassmind

    If I am getting a migraine triggered by dehydration or exercise, I can sometimes lessen or forestall it with magnesium. I also take magnesium regularly for heart conditions.

  • By Frank McFadden

    My new neurologist has recently suggested magnesium as well as B-2 and verapamil in addition to starting trokendi XR. After suffering for over 50 years and cafergot, cafergot PB, pills and suppositories, zomig, botox, acupuncture, imitrex. This neurologist is the first one I’ve been with who listens, who seems to understand, who takes the time and told me he’s not going to give up. Cautiously optimistic.