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Can Magnesium Pills Counteract Recurrent Headaches?

(The People’s Pharmacy) Some research shows that magnesium deficiency is fairly common among people who suffer repeated migraine headaches… Correcting a deficiency with magnesium supplements seems to be helpful in preventing them… Magnesium seems to be especially helpful in preventing menstrual migraines …
The evidence that magnesium can relieve acute headache pain, though, is inconclusive, though a review found it “probably effective”… Two cases of hard-to-treat headache responded well to magnesium therapy…, but we generally prefer actual studies over case reports.
There are other non-drug approaches that can be helpful, particularly for migraine headaches. They include riboflavin, butterbur, feverfew and Coenzyme Q10 in addition to magnesium…
You can find more information on non-drug approaches to head pain prevention and treatment in our Guide to Headaches & Migraines.
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