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Can MigreLief Help Cluster Headaches?

June 16th, 2012

CLUSTER HEADACHES
 
We are often asked if MigreLief can also help with persistent, recurrent headaches in a temporal pattern such as Cluster Headeaches.   People with migraines often misdiagnose themselves with cluster headaches and many physicians tell their patients they have migraine/cluster headaches due to overlapping symptoms.

Intractable temporal headaches or Clusters are not as completely distinct from migraines as some would think (they are different, but there is some overlap in the disorders and treatments).

Because they respond (to varying degrees) to migraine medicines and don’t fit neatly in any box MigreLief theoretically could be a good fit.  We have had some positive feedback from CLUSTER HEADACHE SUFFERERS.

If you suffer from cluster type headaches and would like to give MigreLief a try, be sure to use it for 90 days to give it sufficient time to address the underlying nutritional deficiencies and imbalances that many migraine/headache sufferers have in common.  Positive results may occur in a much shorter time however.

Each bottle of MigreLief contains a one month supply.  There is free shipping anywhere in the world for 3 or more bottles plus a money back guarantee if you are dissatisfied for any reason after 90 days of taking MigreLief.

Curt Hendrix, M.S., C.C.N., C.N.S.

Antidepressants & Migraines – A Potentially Dangerous Drug Combination

April 6th, 2011

COMBINING ANTIDEPRESSANTS AND MIGRAINE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

 

Antidepressants combined with Migraine Drugs possibly dangerousTaking antidepressants, like Pristiq, along with certain migraine medications can lead to dangerous and even life-threatening side-effects.

Many people who suffer from depression also suffer from migraine headaches. Unfortunately, the mechanism of action of many antidepressants is to increase serotonin (a feel good neurotransmitter) levels in the brain. Triptan drugs like Imitrex, which are used to reduce or end the pain of a migraine attack also work by stimulating serotonin receptors.

This combination of antidepressants and triptan migraine drugs, can lead to too much serotonin in the brain. This is not a good thing and can result in a potentially life-threatening condition known as “serotonin syndrome.”

Though not approved for migraine prevention by the FDA, some physicians recommend antidepressants like Pristiq, for this purpose. There is very little data supporting this recommendation and not insignificant risk if they are also used with the triptan drugs like Imitrex or Zomig.

In some people, just the use of triptans alone can result in unhealthy levels of serotonin, leading to serotonin syndrome. This risk increases substantially if these people are also taking an antidepressant like Pristiq or any other of several antidepressants known either as SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) or SNRI (serotonin-noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors).

The symptoms of “serotonin syndrome” are:

Rapid heart rate and high blood pressure
Agitation or restlessness
Confusion
Dilated pupils
Loss of muscle control or twitching muscles
Heavy sweating
Diarrhea
Headache
Goose bumps
Shivering

In severe cases of serotonin syndrome life-threatening symptoms can occur:

High Fever
Seizures
Irregular heart beat
Unconsciousness

If you and your physician decide to use this combination of drugs, you must be monitored very closely for any of these signs and symptoms of serotonin syndrome.

If your migraines are bad enough, your physician may decide to stop the antidepressant so that you can use the triptan drugs with less risk (though as mentioned above, they alone, in some users can cause serotonin syndrome).

A win-win solution for many migraine sufferers who are also suffering with depression is to switch to the all natural migraine prevention supplement, MigreLief.

Prevention is clearly desirable rather than to constantly just treating the pain of migraines and there is no additional risk of serotonin syndrome when using MigreLief.

Knowledge is power.

Be well,

Curt Hendrix B.S. M.S. C.C.N. C.N.S.

 

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Welcome to MigreLief’s Official Blog for the Prevention of Migraines

September 11th, 2010

WHAT IS MIGRELIEF?
IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE SUFFERS FROM MIGRAINES…
YOU NEED TO KNOW!

MIGRELIEF U.S. Patent #6,068,999 & U.S. Patent # 6,500,450 B1
CREATOR: Curt Hendrix M.S., C.C.N., C.N.S.

MigreLief (formerly Migra-Health & Migra-Lieve) is a popular all-natural dietary supplement for the prevention of migraines. Formulated and patented by Scientist-Curt Hendrix M.S., MigreLief is an advanced herbal formula often referred to as the “Triple Therapy” for migraine prevention. The triple therapy refers to the 3 main ingredients:

MigreLief contains high doses of:

Magnesium citrate and oxide
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
Puracol™ Feverfew (proprietary extract + whole leaf)

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In addition to high dose Riboflavin, a specific combination of two forms of Magnesium which maximize absorption and efficacy are used in MigreLief.

Puracol represents proprietary Feverfew science specific to MigreLief as well. While extracts of Feverfew can maximize certain phytochemicals found in the plant, like parthenolides, the extraction process can also remove other naturally occurring phytochemicals that may be required for maximum efficacy. The Puracol technology corrects this problem by simultaneously maximizing parthenolide levels while maintaiing the full spectrum of all the other naturally occurring compounds found in the whole plant.

Research studies show that almost half of all migraine sufferers have low blood levels of Magnesium – which is critical in controlling vasospasms (the contraction and dilation of blood vessels in the brain which occurs during migraines). Migraine sufferers also suffer mitochondrial energy deficiencies, which Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) can improve when given in high dosages. And the plant material Feverfew has been shown to reduce platelet aggregation, which can lead to vasoconstriction. So all 3 ingredients have been recommended for years by many doctors and top headache specialists based on the clinical studies behind them.

Because MigreLief combines all 3 of these ingredients into one formula (at the dosages double blind clinical studies show are beneficial), this herbal formula is being adopted more and more by physicians and headache clinics involved in treating migraines worldwide.

MigreLief – More Information: (Magnesium, Riboflavin, Purocal-Feverfew)

Magnesium
Magnesium is a nutritional supplement with numerous effects that support cerebrovascular tone. These include: 1) inhibition of platelet aggregation;2) interference with synthesis, release, and action of inflammatory mediators;3) direct alterations of cerebrovascular tone; 4) inhibition of vasospasm; and 5) stabilization of cell membranes. Some migraine sufferers with poor cerebrovascular tone have been found to have low brain levels of magnesium. Recommended daily dosages of magnesium typically range from 200 to 600 mg to compensate for this deficiency — far above what’s found in most multi-vitamins.

Riboflavin
Riboflavin (vitamin B-2) is a precursor of flavin adenine dinucleotide(FAD). This coenzyme is an important component of the electron-transport chain. A deficiency of mitrochondrial energy reserves has been observed in some persons exhibiting poor cerebrovascular tone. This defect may theoretically be corrected by a compound such as riboflavin that improves the activity of the electron-transport chain. MigreLief provides 400mg of Riboflavin — significantly higher than most multi-vitamins or B-complex products.

Feverfew
Commonly recommended for its ability to support cerebrovascular tone, feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) is rich in compounds known as sesquiterpene lactones. One of the more important of these compounds may be parthenolide, which represents 85% of the sesquiterpene lactone content in feverfew. Some scientific studies indicate that while parthenolide may be important there may very well be other phytochemicals in feverfew that are as of yet unidentified and play a role in its effectiveness. Some studies of extracts of feverfew containing parthenolide yielded no significant benefits. This led researchers to believe that certain of the unidentified phytochemicals may have been left behind during the extraction process. The ideal solution would be a non extracted feverfew product that naturally contained high levels of parthenolide and kept all of the other naturally occurring phytochemicals as well. Thus Puracol Feverfew, AKESO HEALTH SCIENCE’S proprietary non extracted plant source for feverfew with high levels of naturally occurring parthenolide was developed. Puracol Feverfew, is just one of the reasons for the superior efficacy of MigreLief which delivers optimal dosages of parthenolide. Scientific studies have found parthenolide inhibits platelet aggregation and the release of serotonin from platelets and polymorphonuclear leukocyte granules.* It has also been shown to inhibit pro-inflammatory prostaglandin synthesis and the release of arachadonic acid. Each of these phenomena are associated with migraines.* European studies have shown the benefits of feverfew on long-term cerebrovasular tone.

Two tablets provide:
Puracol Feverfew(Tanacetum parthenium) – 100 mg.
Magnesium (Citrate/Oxide 1:1) – 360mg, which is 90% of U.S. RDA*
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) – 400 mg, which is 23,525% of U.S. RDA**Percentage of U.S. recommended daily allowance 

Contains no yeast, milk, corn, wheat, gluten, soy, sodium, salt, sugar, flavorings, preservatives, artificial colors. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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