Re: Migraine, Menstrual Cycle and Prevention
This is what has helped me, I'm not sure whether it was the combination or individual, only that I can go many months without a pre-menstrual migraine when I am consistant with all.
1 - Light excersise; for me it is about a 45 minute walk at a fairly quick pace at least several times a week. Something about being active regulates hormones, it seems.
2 - A supplement of the B-vitamins, magnesium and potassium in pill form.
3 - 5-HTP (an amino acid)
4 - fish oil supplement
5 - Avoiding certain foods (for me it's aspertane, flavor enhancers found in processed foods and soups, red wine, and hot dogs.)
Lately I have been slipping on the walking, 5-HTP and fish oil, and I have been getting a "functional" migraine about every other month that lasts for a couple of days. Still not as bad as the ones I used to get, almost every month, where I would be knocked out of commission for about a day and a half.