Frequently Asked Questions

Q.1 I don’t want to take medicines on a daily basis, what else is out there for me on a natural level?

There is so very much out there to help you apart from medicines. You can take vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements or homeopathic remedies amongst many other alternatives. Managing Migraines gives a full spectrum of these remedies and goes into great detail to objectively describe the advantages, precautions and other facts for each remedy.

Q.2 If I want to try herbal remedies or vitamins how quickly will they work?

Natural remedies usually take from 6 to 12 weeks to show their full effect. So persevere and don’t give up on something too soon. Of course you may have migraines during this period, so you need to have a contingency plan in the interim. You may want to have a medication on hand that treats a migraine once it has begun, so that you don’t remain in untreated pain for any length of time. Otherwise you’ll probably lose hope and give up before the time is up. So while you wait for the 6 to 12 weeks to pass, get a prescription from your doctor for a suitable painkiller or anti-inflammatory. Check with your doctor or pharmacist before you go ahead with a new medication and be sure to mention any natural remedies you may be taking.

Q.3 I don’t want to take anything by mouth… it scares me. What treatments are available to me that do not involve chemicals/ medicines/ supplements?

You are not alone. There seems to be a trend to do things without medicines at the moment. There are many known successful non-chemical measures with which to attack your migraines, such as acupuncture, massage, chiropractic and reflexology amongst others. These methods have been proven to be effective in many sufferers. Managing Migraines elaborates on these treatments and provides you with objective facts, precautions and ideas.

Q.4 If I am on preventative medication, can I still take herbal supplements?

That depends on the preventative medication you’re taking. Very often it is possible to combine medicines with herbal supplements, vitamins and other remedies, but you will need to check the details with your doctor or pharmacist to ensure that you do not have a possibly dangerous interaction.

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Managing Migraines: Review

By Dr. Elliot Shevel
(B.D.S., Dip. M.F.O.S., M.B., B.Ch.)

Migraine is one of the most common ailments of mankind, affecting young and old alike. Approximately 18% of women and 6% of men worldwide suffer from migraine, most of whom remain undiagnosed and... More

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