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Migraine support formula and other supplements

Many of us here mention the support formula and other supplements but searching this site I can't find anyone saying that anything really helps long term. I myself tried magnesium for about 2 years but it stopped working after a while. Anyone with a success story?

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i thin k just a healthy balanced diet is best, its so easy to spent a fortune at the health shop on their many products theyre so ready to sell you.

i think spend your money on good quality food instead!!

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Thanks. I have a healthy lifestyle, sometimes I even think I try too hard to be healthy, I

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I think that's true to a certain extent but it's worth asking your GP for a blood test to check if you're deficient in anything. I had problems for a long time with feeling tired or headachy (or both!) all the time, and eventually I decided I'd had enough and went to see my GP. It turns out I was deficient and vitamin D and folic acid, so she's put me on supplements for both. They have made a difference to how I feel - I'm much less tired, and I'm not stressing so much about being too tired to do things I need or want to do. So while the supplements aren't specifically for managing migraines, they help me to deal with a couple of my big triggers.

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The trouble is we're all learning as we go along what works & what doesn't. I'm better after three months, but goodness knows what will happen in the months & years to come. I can't face going back to where I was. I'm positive that just removing Aspartame from my diet has helped and if you add in other hormonal, food and environmental factors, there are so many things that could set off a migraine! I think a combination of healthy food, minimal additives & any supplements that you know work for you are the way to go. The quantities of magnesium, Vitamin B2 & co-enzyme Q10 that I'm taking are so high that it would be impossible to obtain them through food alone, as long as they have no side-effects I'm happy to take them & see how long they work for. Amitriptyline and Triptans give me an irregular heartbeat, so if that's what modern medicine can come up with, I'll try the supplements first!! If only there was a definitive answer!

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After 20 years of trying different medications, diets, chiropracter, naturopaths, I finally decided to try no caffeine. I knew it would be hard so had put it off, but in January when my migraines started daily I was concerned at the amount of imigran I was taking. The doctor gave me amitriptyline but I didnt want to take it after hearing about side effects. So I bit the bullet and went cold turkey off caffeine. It was the hardest 12 days of pounding headache and migraine and finally I woke up on the 13th day with no headache. I also came across the Migraine Support Formula which I started taking about 2 weeks after no caffeine so Im not really sure if its one or the other or both, but Im feeling so much better, dont even have that niggling feeling that use to always be there in the back of my head! Have had about 3 migraines that have only lasted a day not the usual 3 days, in the last 8 weeks. I would definately recommend giving the formula a try.

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