Vitamin B2 and migraine prevention

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Has anyone used a high dose of vitamin B2 to reduce the frequency of their migraines.  There are a few supplements at the chemist that have vitamin B two, magnesium and feverfew in them. Has anyone had any success? 

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    Hi Lizzie,

    I tried magnesium and riboflavin (B2) for about 6 months at the beginning of last year, at first I thought it was doing some good but in the end I realised it wasn't, maybe the placebo effect.

    I told my neuro and he said that they may work but it has to be in conjunction with other meds and in his experience there is not a lot of success.

    YL

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    I take 400 mg magnesium  and 200 mg B2. Over time my migraines seemed to have lessened even with being off of amitriptyline
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    I have tried all 3 supplements but none of them have helped. However, I have had success with a supplement called Channels Flow by Health Concerns. Take 2-3 tablets twice a week, preferably 2-3 hours before or after you eat. Hope this helps.
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    After the triptans stopped working for me, I went the natural route. My concoction is:

    magnesium glutamate

    feverfew

    butterbur (seasonal)

    5 htp. 

    I tried the B2 and it seemed to help but I was already taking these other things I stopped taking it. You have to experiment and find what combination works for you. Don't give up. I also supplement with progesterone as I tend to be estrogenic for some reason. Helps balance the hormonal fluctuations. Best to you and keep us posted. 

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    I also take progesterone and it really helps. I don’t really have any specific triggers because I pretty much have a headache 24/7 because hormonal imbalances just exacerbate it.
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    Hi there

    The neurologist suggested that I take a high dose, 400 mg daily of vitamn B2 but to allow 3 months to take effect. I am on my 4th week, so no improvement yet, but I will give it the full time.

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