What do you recommend for migraines?
Q: What do you recommend for migraines (I only have one kidney).
A: We have a couple of good products for migraines.
Migranol by Designs For Health (DFH) – have you tried this before? Take three capsules per day with meals. Double check with your doctor that the ingredients are okay for your kidney status, but as far as I know, it should be fine.
The main ingredient in this product is Feverfew, which when taken consistently overtime has a good record of migraine prevention. Here is a bit of helpful info for you in making your decision:
Pre-clinical studies that report anti-inflammatory and vascular (inhibition of vasoconstriction) effects provide a biochemical basis for the migraine-relieving activity. Several controlled human trials have been conducted with mixed results (5;6). Overall, these studies suggest that feverfew, taken daily as dried leaf capsules, may reduce the incidence of headache attacks in patients who experience chronic migraines.
Pre-clinical reports of platelet aggregation inhibition suggest a theoretical risk for increased bleeding. Use with caution when used in conjunction with warfarin or other anticoagulant agents, by individuals at risk of bleeding, or prior to some surgical or dental procedures due to a theoretical risk of increased bleeding. When used by pregnant women or women trying to become pregnant, as traditional use suggests that feverfew may have abortifacient effects. With abrupt cessation of the herb in chronic users there may be a withdrawal syndrome, characterized by rebound headache, anxiety, fatigue, muscle stiffness, and joint pain (21). A risk of immediate hypersensitivity to the feverfew constituent parthenolide has been estimated in 2-3% of the population.
This is another product in which to consider:
Petadolex by Weber & Weber – it is more expensive, but may be worth a try if you for some reason cannot take Migranol or you take Migranol for a few months and are not getting the results you need. For maximum benefits, Petadolex must be taken on a regular basis. Adults take 1 capsule 3 times daily with meals for 4 weeks. Thereafter, 1 capsule twice daily for 3 months. Do not use this product if you are pregnant or nursing.
Let me know if you have other questions & how it goes for you!