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Date: Thu, 19 Oct 1995 16:49:15 -0800
From: Mark Rothenberg <rothenmr.SCE.COM>
Subject: Re: treatment for migraines during pregnancy (fwd)

>my son gets migraines and used to take midrin for them, the medicine has since run out. I am looking for herbal remedies. He is 13 and 5'5" about 106 pounds. any suggestions?

As a child my wife had terrible migraines, as told to me by her mother. My mother-in-law stated she increased my wifes intake of vitamin B-1, in fact she increased her intake of of all B-vitamins. Most recently, 4 years ago, my wife stopped taking extra B vitamins and recieved her first migraine. She immediately restarted consuming a B-Complex vitamin and has not had a migraine since. This may be a good start for your son. My wife takes a multi-vitamin, in addition to the B-complex. You may want to try 1 B--complex for several weeks before increasing it to 2 per day if the 1 doesn't work. Make sure he takes them regularly so you can monitor his progress. Hope this helps.

Mark Rothenberg

From: christopher hedley <christopher.GN.APC.ORG>
Subject: re Feverfew and Migraines

Feverfew is an excellent treatment for migraine but it should NOT be used in pregnancy - it is an emmenagogue.

Christopher Hedley