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Migraine Remedies

Last Modified on Aug 26, 2014


Apple Cider Vinegar   32  3   

Posted by Uma (Gibraltar, Spain) on 11/12/2006

[YEA]  I take ACV 2TBS in 8oz water taking sips all through the day. I was bloated all month and had water retention 10 days before my period. I was miserable i tried everything , diet change , pills homeopathic, and my husband is a physician and he gave all kind of medicines but still everything just could not solve my problem. i was annoyed all the time because i do not know what my exact size was and i was restless all the time , never comfortable, in sitting or lying down. Then looking for cure on internet in homeopathy somebody mentioned earth clinic, and i went to the site, and from that day my life changed. After reading about ACV I got up and mix one TS in one glass of water and without thinking i drank it . After 10 minutes my head suddenly clear and then my migraine was gone which I have been having for the last 10 years every week and i do not know how many pandols i have taken for that.----Well for the last 2 months, I am bloat free, water retention free, migraine free, and i am feeling comfortable for the first time in last 10 years. I have lost 10 pounds and I know my exact size now. Plus I had very bad dandruff and hair acne and twice a week I have been washing my hair with ACV and after two months I am free of dandruff and acne. There was no change initially except my migraine was gone but suddenly after one month before my periods i started noticing changes. No bloatedness and water retention and i had lost weight. I am thankful to all of u, whoever started this site. This has truly helped me. My doctor husband cannot believe it.

Just try it. Even if u don't see results initially it will show some benefits, later. I am hooked for life and i am giving it to my teenager son and daughter.

Posted by Nicolette (Dunedin, FL) on 07/23/2006

[YEA]  I suffer from menstrual migraines for the last 7 months & I have allergies to many medications so all I can take is extra strength tylenol. I have tried many home remedies because I usually have a migraine for 1-2 entire days without taking medication. I had this migraine for 14 hours & within 10 minutes of drinking the mixture my headache was gone! Thank you so much!!

Posted by Rob
Invercargill, Southland New Zealand
11/06/2010
Hi Guys
Has anybody had any experience in using activated carbon powder or capsules for migraine headaches either taken internally or applied as a poultice to the forehead. Many thanks & a great forum for all sorts of info. Regards, Rob

Posted by Sarah (Madison, IN) on 07/08/2006

[YEA]  I have suffered with Migraine headaches for years. I have taken Imitrex, which always cures them, plus I take an anti-seizure medicine to help prevent them. This weekend, I had a terrible Migraine in which the Imitrex didn't help. After becoming very tired of taking pills that were not helping, I came to the Internet and found this website. I drank 2 TBS. of apple cider vinegar with 8oz. of water and within 10 minutes, the headache I had suffered with for 2 days is totally gone!!! Unbelievable!! Thank you so much for posting this natural remedy.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda and Sea Salt   2  0   

Posted by PD (USA) on 05/01/2007

[YEA]  I wrote you the above message earlier, I am giving you an update, I wound up in a 4 day hospital stay do to my throat problem, I could not do my usual ACV & Baking Soda & iodine, wnet in the hospital on Wednesday night, Friday morning woke up with a terrible migrane, I have come to the conclusion, if I put one drop of Iodine on my hand every night and do my Backing Soda in the morning on an empty stomach, I do not get a migrane, or acid reflux, I think the iodine is keeping me from getting the migraines, and I know the backing soda is keeping me from the acid reflux problem.

Posted by PD (USA) on 02/27/2007

[YEA]  MIGRAINE CURES: I usually have several migraines during a month, but since the first of January, until February 22, 2007 (during the time I could not eat or drink much, because of throat problems), I noticed I never got the first migraine during this time, On Thursday February 22, 2007 I had my first migraine, severe one. I thought I would try something I had bought for Migraines, It was called MY-GRASTICK, (roller stick 3ml/0.1fl.oz.) it contains 100% pure & Natural peppermint (menthe) & Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) & essential oils. I had used it on normal headaches and they went away but it was made for migraines. I tried it for several hours that day. It would ease it for a short while but it would come back just as strong, it would not go away, I finally took my migraine medicine. I then had a second Migraine on Sunday February 25, 2007, even more severe than the last one. I woke up with this one. I then decided to try your ACV remedy. I mixed ACV with Sea Salt, Baking Soda and water, sipped while putting ice packs on my head. The migraine eased off enough, where I could go to sleep, few hours later sipped some more of the ACV mixture, migraine eased off to a faint pain, never had to take any pills for it. I then got to wondering, what I had eaten, drank, took, did or did not do, that caused the first migraine and second migraine. These are the only changes in my diet before the 1st Migraine on February 22, 2007, I ate Chinese food, I had stopped taking my Vitamin B drops and I was no longer putting a drop of iodine on my hand every night before I went to bed (was putting it on a skin problem) and I accidentally drank some buttermilk (thought it was milk). Between the first migraine on Thursday February 22 and second migraine February 25, 2007, I had eaten Chinese Saturday night, was not taking my Vitamin B drops and was not putting the iodine on my hand. I am not going to eat any more Chinese for awhile, and I am going to test the B Vitamins and iodine drop, to see if one of those were actually keeping me from getting a Migraine. Will let you know my progress.

Posted by Mugs
Washington, DC
03/03/2010
The migraine may have come from the chinese food, it is usually loaded with MSG and that will bring on a migraine very quickly in me. Also it makes me hold a lot of fluid.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Dark Chocolate   1  0   

Posted by Katie (Cincinnati, OH) on 12/31/2008

[YEA]  I tried the apple cider vinegar when I had a migraine that would not go away. I took a teaspoon in a glass of water and it didn't seem to help. A few hours later, I tried again with a bit more - about a tablespoon this time.

I also decided at that point that I had a craving for chocolate, so I had two squares of dark chocolate. The migraine was almost totally gone within a half hour. I searched online and found out that chocolate contains magnesium, which is good for migraines, plus it elevates serotonin; low serotonin is thought to cause some migraines.

I'm not sure which helped more, or maybe it was the combination, but after 24 hours, I can finally function again!

Posted by Amanda
Murray, Kentucky, US
02/16/2009
Caffeine has always helped my headaches (I get tension headaches, sinus headaches, and migraines), so it is no wonder that Dark Chocolate helps some people alleviate headaches. Unfortunately, caffeine also causes tension, so people who get Tension headaches should avoid caffeine unless they actually have a tension headache.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Raw Honey   1  0   

Posted by Gisela (Lawrence, Massachusetts, Usa) on 07/28/2011

[YEA]  I mixed 2 1/2 tbsp of organic apple cider vinegar with 1 tbsp of organic raw honey into 8 oz of spring water and added ice (made from spring water) to treat a full-blown migraine (headache from neck to forehead, blurry vision, light sensitivity, horrible nausea and sensitivity to sound). I also put on sunglasses to help with the light sensitivity and placed a frozen bottle of water at the base of my skull propped up behind me on a rolled up pillow (helps to stop the excess blood flow to the brain, which in turn reduces the pain as well).

I had tried Excederin Migraine with no luck. This migraine was on and off for a few days, a menstrual migraine (I get one before my period, one during my period and one or two after). After drinking about an once, I felt good enough to take off my sunglasses.

I ate a few saltines to help my stomach as the taste of the mixture didn't sit well with my already horrible nausea, that allowed me to drink more of it. I am now about half-way done with the 8oz and feel about 90% better. The saltines helps to majorly combat the nausea.

I want to add that in the past I tried just the organic Apple Cider Vinegar and water for migraines and it only helped after numerous cups and only provided like 50% relief. I believe that using organic raw unfiltered honey made all the difference as it contains beneficial minerals that have healing powers themselves. The oganic apple cider vinegar with the mother in it together with the organic raw unfiltered honey has been the winning combo for me as well as adding the ice to the base of the skull and using saltines for the nausea.

Hope this helps!

Avoid Msg!   2  0   

Posted by Joanne (Tallahassee, FL, USA) on 05/05/2007

[YEA]  Like PD, I dicovered a connection between Chinese food and my migraines. It was MSG. I've had migraines from Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut, and an ever growing list of prepared foods to the point where I don't eat them much anymore (better for my body anyway). I found the best way to avoid them is try to avoid MSG, but it's very difficult, so I also take magnesium (400 mgs) a day. It seems to help keep them down, although lately I've been getting a lot of them but I think it was dietary because I was eating junk. *L* I'm going to try the ACV and see if that helps.. But if Chinese food triggers you, it just might be MSG.. good luck!

Posted by Phil
Sooke, BC, Canada
08/29/2008
[YEA]   "Both my wife and I have a great sensitivity to MSG - bad migraines - and I know quite a few other people who are sensitive. Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) is a nasty chemical - looks like shards of glass under a microscope - no wonder it is used as a meat tenderizer. Anyway, I would recommend to anybody who suffers from migraines to try and stay away from MSG. I know it is difficult in this day and age, but it can be done if you are careful and read the ingredients listed on food products.
Posted by Cindy
Jefferson City, Mo, Usa
10/23/2012
Don't just avoid MSG (monosodium glutamate) but avoid glutamate altogether. Sounds easy, but it's not. Many processed foods when processed (especially at high heat and in water) break down into the free amino acid, glutamate, which causes the same reactions in the body as monosodium glutamate. Most processed foods and even foods you cook at home from "scratch" can break down into glutamate. I would advise reading www.msgmyth.com for more info. My migraines and fibromyalgia are better since I changed my diet and shampoos, lotions, etc. Also, just because a product is labeled as NO MSG does not mean it does not contain multiple ingredients that break down into glutamate and will give you the same reaction as MSG.

Avoid Soy   1  0   

Posted by Darryl (Cato, New York) on 01/29/2008

[YEA]  I have no remedy except to stay away from soy. It causes me to have migraines.It is so hard to find food that doesn't have it in it.

B Complex   1  0   

Posted by Tiffany (Northern California) on 02/24/2014

[YEA]  I often get week long headaches during my menstrual cycle. This time, over the counter pain relief was not really working. After reading EC, I decided to try magnesium for relief. The magnesium did not work at all so I decided to try liquid b complex. I took one dose and nothing happened. Then, I took another dose and the headache was instantly gone. I decided to double the dose every day for the week and I felt GREAT!!! For anyone suffering from migraine type monthly headaches, please give this a try. I think the liquid supplement was able to be absorbed much faster than the pill form. Thank you EC!!!

Beta Blockers   0  0   

Posted by Marie (Long Island, New York) on 05/21/2013

Hello, does anyone know how to get off of beta blockers without a doctor's supervision? I take two a day and know the seriousness of this but I want to get off these things without a doctor. Not sure I can. Or can I go to a naturopath for it... Thank You

Posted by Mr Ree
Usa
05/22/2013
Please go off beta blocker very, very slowly even if it takes 6 months to totally get off. It's worth it. I was on 25 mgs Atenolol and had a reaction and the doctor told me to "just go off, you're heart might beat erratic for a day or two but you'll be OK"... I went off and my heart went haywire. My resting pulse was 160. I was in full blown ventricular tachycardia. I lost 40 pounds and had a 4 1/2 hour cardic ablation operation 6 months later which was successful.. I had to be wheelchaired into the hospital.. DON'T ANYONE TAKE any blood pressure medication!!! ... There are natural ways to lower your BP here in Earth Clinic. As a matter of fact this doctor talked me into going on BP meds because of family history. I NEVER had HBP once in my life. My fault for listening to her.
Posted by Marie
Long Island, New York
05/22/2013
29 Posts
Thank you for the reply but I have no idea how to get off these without a doctor and the last one told me to take more pills.. That didnt make sense to me... Yes I stupidly didn't know what I was taking and then found all of the natural cures but feel stuck taking these until I can find someone to take me off of them. So sorry you had to endure that.. and glad you are okay. Any other ideas??
Posted by Mr. Ree
North America
05/23/2013
Marie from Long Island: Get a pill cutter and cut your pill in 1/4's. Take 3/4 of the pill for 2 weeks and then reduce it another 1/4 for 2 weeks. It might take a month or two or three but it's worth it.. You might feel odd for 1 or 2 days but it will go away.. At least it did for my. I was taking 25 mgs of Atenolol. POISON!

Blackstrap Molasses   2  0   

Posted by Chris (Colorado) on 12/23/2006

[YEA]  Well, it was that time of the month and I had the mother of all headaches. I tried apple cider vinegar in apple juice and it got a little better. 2 hours later I gave up and took a tablespoon of molasses (don't particularly like that stuff). 10 minutes later my headache was completely gone!

Posted by Karen (Union, KY) on 11/09/2006

[YEA]  This is the first time I've tried this for my monthly migraine, which I have had for several years. Nothing I tried seem to prevent this from happening, I could only medicate after it started. This is the first time I haven't had one after using the Molasses. I took a couple of spoonfuls in the morning and took it to work and used a couple of times during the day. I use an organic unsulphered brand. So glad I have found this, no more migraine this month. I really can't believe this, still waiting to see if one comes on.

Breathe Into a Brown Paper Bag   2  0   

Posted by Russ (Los Angeles, California, USA) on 01/10/2009

[YEA]  I myself do not suffer from migraine headaches, but I heard a lady on the radio who does. She said this method works every time for her. As soon as you feel a migraine coming on, take a brown paper bag and breathe into it (hold it against your face so that very little outside air gets in). Keep the bag in place for 10, 15 or even 20 minutes. If a paper bag is not available, you can use a plastic bag, but since it doesn't "breathe," you'll need to take a few breaths outside the bag periodically. She said it will seem like nothing is happening, but the migraine will not develop. By the way, her husband is an emergency room doctor and she learned this method from him.

Posted by Makayla
Knoxville, Tn
09/26/2012
This works! When I feel a migraine coming on, I do a variation where I lay down and breathe through my bed sheets. It increases the CO2 in your bloodstream, which in turn dilates your blood vessels.

I've read, and confirmed, that it only works when you do it during your aura. If you do it when the actual headache pain hits, it can make it worse.

Posted by Brett
Los Angeles, Ca
10/23/2012
[YEA]   "I have done this now for a few Months ever since my Doctor explain why it work. Migraines are a swelling of the brain. CO2 make the blood vesels constrict causing the flow of blood to slow down. It works almost every time if I do it soon enough.

Butterbur   2  0   

Posted by Ani (ontario, canada) on 07/14/2007

[YEA]  I was reading your migrane section today because i just got over my first real migrane and wanted to educate myself on home remedies in case i ever get another one. In any case I ready the butterbur cure and remember a customer of mine telling me that she had suffered from weekly migranes until her doctor told her about Butterbur. She said it relieved her migranes significantly and she now leads a normal mostly migrane free life. Thought i'd pass it on."

Francoise from Los Angeles, CA sent us this remedy for migraines which she found on the internet. Like us, you've probably never heard of this product!

Here it is: "Don't like the thought of taking strong prescription medications for migraine headaches? Consider trying butterbur (Petasites hybridus). This herb is native to Europe, northern Africa and southwestern Asia, and has been used for centuries as an effective remedy for headaches, back pain and asthma. Recent studies suggest migraine sufferers may benefit from butterbur's actions - reducing inflammation and spasms in blood-vessel walls - without experiencing the side effects associated with prescription medications (except some burping). A study published in Neurology, Dec. 28, 2004, reported that after four months, people taking 75 mg of butterbur daily for migraines had 48 percent fewer migraine attacks per month - similar to the effects of prescription migraine drugs. Be very careful about the butterbur you purchase - only use butterbur extracts that are guaranteed to be free of pyrrolizidine alkaloids. The adult dosage ranges from 50-100 mg twice daily, and should be taken with meals.

Posted by Krisn
La, Ca
08/18/2011
[YEA]   "I began suffering from migraines during my menustral cycle in my late 30's my ND suggest Butterbur no more migraines I take one Butterbur when I feel it coming on and I do not get a migraine. in fact I suggested it to my sister who has migraines for years and she couldn't believe it finally something that works consistenly AMAZING


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