Magnesium for Migraines and magnesium for headaches is a very well researched topic in the literature, but you would never know it talking to your doctor. If you were to read all the studies on the subject of magnesium for migraines, you would think that this natural substance would be used in every emergency room in order to solve and fix the underlying CAUSE of the migraines in the first place. But if you would think this, you would be wrong.
Despite an abundance of studies showing that those with migraines have lower Red Blood Cell Magnesium Levels in general, and the fact that the vast majority of those in these studies saw benefit from magnesium for headaches, there are virtually no doctors or hospitals encouraging their patients with migraine headaches to take magnesium for them. And this is such a shame because migraine headaches are not only excruciatingly painful, but generally have few effective remedies.
People with migraines have lower RBC Magnesium Levels and Lower Magnesium Blood Levels, and the vast majority of those in these studies saw improvement from migraines when given magnesium- yet there are virtually no doctors or hospitals using intravenous magnesium for migraine headaches. This is a shame because migraine headaches are not only excruciatingly painful, but generally have few effective remedies.
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In the hospital and emergency rooms, most often strong narcotic medications are given that have many unpleasant side effects, but in research studies intravenous magnesium is given with excellent results and few side effects. And since magnesium is already in stock, is readily available in hospital emergency rooms and has few side effects when given intravenously, it's baffling that almost no one is using this effective substance in real life situations where it has been shown to be of great benefit in research studies.
Since most doctors will tell you that they don't know WHY people get migraines, they believe that there are few ways to prevent migraines from occurring. But magnesium is not only an effective emergency treatment for migraines, but it has been shown to be an extremely effective headache prevention strategy as well. There have been several excellent large scale studies where migraine sufferers were followed for months taking magnesium supplements at home. The results showed that there was a significant decrease in number of migraines experienced.
What should be noted about these studies showing magnesium for migraines prevention, too, is that using magnesium solves the underlying CAUSE of the migraines in the first place. By following the instructions on the Magnesium Dosage page, you can find the right daily dosage for your individual needs. What an elegant and simple solution to such a painful problem when it actually fixes the reason why you get migraines in the first place. Who wouldn't want THAT!
For those of you who suffer from migraine headaches at home, aside from taking magnesium regularly as per the Magnesium Dosage page to keep from having migraines, you can also use an effective strategy in an ACUTE phase at home.
Stocking Magnesium Bath Flakes at home and soaking in a magnesium salts bath has been known to effectively and quickly reduce or eliminate the pain of a headache or migraine. The combination of the warm relaxing bath and the magnesium that is able to soak right through your skin is a One-Two punch that has been used by many people to feel better quickly- it's one of the really great Epsom Salt Uses.
If you don't have a bathtub or you tend to get headaches when you are at work, then you can use Transdermal Magnesium Gel to rub right into your skin to get a magnesium supplement right away even if you have nausea with the headaches and can't swallow pills.
So, why don't doctors use Magnesium for Migraines when it obviously:
While that is an excellent question. The next time that you see your doctor, you may want to ask him why he never suggested that you try Magnesium for Migraines as a safe and effective way to resolve your pain. Keep reading to find out what OTHER signs of magnesium deficiency you have that your doctor is completely missing...
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