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Migrelief - has anyone tried this


#1

so as i stumble through this im wondering if anyone has tried this??? a waste of money?Im still try to get out of this without the full med situation and guinney pig, which could be quite stupid and extending the condition. im taking periactin tried a few other meds, but a bit weary to side effects, cant handle being worse due to these and need to fuction all be it at a very restricted level :? i probably have to bite the bullet soon


#2

I haven’t tried the actual pill, but I’ve taken the ingredients as separate tablets ( feverfew, riboflavin and magnesium IIRC). Found them all helpful although once I got the nausea under control I switched form feverfew to COQ10 as it was more strongly evidence based.


#3

Hi!

My neurologist told me to take MigreLief for prevention instead of treating the symptoms as I had been for the last 15 years with prescription drugs. I got on their facebook page and saw a lot of posts from people in a couple of Vestibular groups who were raving about their success. That was good enough for me. This is a miracle supplement that I am now pretty passionate about. Everyone is talking about MigreLief being effective for vertigo and other vestibular symptoms. You can google it and find a ton of info. It is pretty popular among Vestibular support groups. One of the largest migraine advocacy groups in England recommends MigreLief to people calling in on their hotline. This is exciting stuff. Ask your neurologist about it…that is how I found out about it.

When I did some research, I discovered that the the 3 ingredients are listed in the American Academy of Neurology’s Evidence Based Guidelines (Report) for migraine prevention. (Two forms of Magnesium, high doses of Riboflavin and Puracol Feverfew) I didn’t find success by taking different sources of those three ingredients even in the same amounts and this may be why: MigreLief has a specific form of feverfew not found in any other product. Check out Answers.com It is interesting and may explains why MigreLief works so well:

It sure beats treating the symptoms for a lifetime!

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Best of luck to you. By the way, the guy who created MigreLief is a scientist who was awarded grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health and is finalizing his all natural based combination drug for arresting the development of Alzhiermer’s Disease.


#4

Thanks for the post Moniel. I think you probably work for these people but will let this one slide because the product is evidence-based and not particularly expensive.

Again, I will stress that just because something is “natural” does not mean it is free of side effects or is therefore inherently safe and effective. Any substance that has an active molecule that affects the body can be classed as medicine and as such the same rules apply across the spectrum.

http://www.nps.org.au/consumers/video/video_get_to_know_your_medicines/what_is_medicine

Scott

ps. just checked out the product and was glad to see a list of the potential side effects. Still very doubtful that the same things could be sourced elsewhere at a cheaper price. However, $20/month seems ok for this product and worth a trial. I would be more impressed with this (your) company if they didn’t play the “natural” card. That’s a sell out. They also call it the “alternative migraine treatment”. There’s nothing alternative about using an evidence-based molecule such as that which is found in feverfew or magnesium and Vit B2. Magnesium has calcium channel blocking activity which is similar to the action of Verapamil.

To note:

Potential side effects, though rare, can be:

1 – An individual being allergic to any of the ingredients in MigreLief. If you are allergic to any of the ingredients, cease taking the product.
2 – Some individuals may experience transient diarrhea when ingesting magnesium.
3 – Some individuals can experience gastro-intestinal upset when taking dietary supplements.
4 – Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2) can cause urine to become bright yellow. This is normal and harmless.
5 – Though rare, some people can feel achy, tired and experience a headache if they abruptly stop taking feverfew. It is recommended that you taper off gradually, cutting the dose down to one daily for a week, then down to one every other day for a week, and then stop.
6 – Like most dietary supplements, use of MigreLief should be discontinued one week before surgery to reduce the risk of excessive bleeding.


#5

Hi Moniel and welcome to the forum,

Can you let us know if you have any financial ties to Migrelief - for example do you work for them or a third party (such as their advertising agency) in any capacity?

Thanks
Vic


#6

Much cheaper option and exact same ingredients:

Magnesium citrate
http://www.iherb.com/Now-Foods-Magnesium-Citrate-250-Tablets/691?at=0

Magnesium oxide
http://www.iherb.com/Now-Foods-Magnesium-Oxide-8-oz-227-g/695?at=0

Riboflavin
http://www.iherb.com/Now-Foods-B-2-100-mg-100-Capsules/402?at=0

Feverfew
http://www.iherb.com/Now-Foods-Feverfew-400-mg-100-Capsules/2449?at=0

This is confusing on the Migrelief site:

— Begin quote from ____

MigreLief must be taken twice a day for 90 consecutive days to achieve maximum benefits. Try MigreLief for 90 days. If you are not satisifed for any reason, We will Offer you 100% Money back Guarantee of Original Purchase.

If you are not satisfied with MigreLief for any reason, you will have 30 days to return all unopened/unused bottles for a credit of the purchase price per unopened/unused bottle minus a shipping and handling charge of $7.99. THIS APPLIES TO THE FIRST ORDER OF NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY! ALL ORDERS AFTER THE INITIAL ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

— End quote

So what if after 90 days of giving it a fair trial, there are no results? No money back it seems considering there’s only 30 days to return the stuff.


#7

firstly i hope to get to independant reponses from memebers not from anyone who has a vested interest. thanks loracon,vic,scott. I also note all neuro prescribe prevention tabs(esp mav) rather than abortive tabs only
found this info so thought id post incase anyone reads this post

The daily dose of 2 caplets of MigreLief contains 400mg of riboflavin, which is** 23,520% of the Daily Value.** I read the link to the article on riboflavin and light sensitivity (University of Maryland Medical Center) provided by another reviewer which says, in part:
“Riboflavin is generally considered safe, even at high doses. However, because doses above 10 mg per day may cause eye damage from the sun, people who take high doses should wear sunglasses that protect their eyes from ultraviolet light.” The article also mentions that taking **one of the B vitamins individually for a long time can result in an imbalance of the other B vitamins. **
So in short i wouldnt take 2 tabs of this maybe 1. Some have called migrelief a joke whilst others report good/okish results.
probably makes sense to take contents indiviually as scott recommends to avoid “overdose of riboflavin” etc


#8

Instead of taking a riboflavin supplement what about taking a multi-B vitamin supplement? Is it possible that a multi B could have adverse effetcs (since it can cause some agitation). Does anyone have experience taking a multi B? (p.s. i take magnesium very pure grade but so far has not helped) Is there anyone who actually has had a good experience with riboflavin (ive heard the trials consisted of massive amounts which i dont think anyone hre takes, hence any improvement is probably a placebo effect)

regards

J


#9

Well I take 400 mg of riboflavin daily along with 400 mg of magnesium. I take them individually though, not combined. I hadn’t heard about the potential eye issues, but my neurologist had told me about studies that showed riboflavin and magnesium at these daily levels did help decrease severity and frequency of migraine in some people.


#10

Hello, Sorry I have been off line, and just saw the comments after mine. No I am absolutely not connected to the company. I am a user and have suffered a good long portion of my life with migraines (as did my father…who died 10 years after MigreLief came out but never knew it existed.) I came across the question in a google search for something else and signed up so I could answer it. I felt pretty qualified because I thoroughly checked them out, not only online, but with my pharmacist who orders it for me. I emailed other patients on facebook as well.

I merely thought others could benefit from my experience and all the leg work I did before I started it. Regarding the other comment about the term “natural” and “side-effects”…Being a lay person, I’ll admit I don’t exactly know the first thing about the medical or technical definition of the term “natural,” Regarding side-effects, I suppose I didn’t think much about that either… I suppose the fact that it turned my urine yellow is definitely a side-effect but I guess I was relatively speaking. i should have mentioned that my Neurologist specifically prescribed MigreLief to wean me off the prescription meds due to all of the side-effects I was experiencing. Topamax for one, he referred to as “Dopamax.” I had the side-effects of feeling dopey/drowsy, numbness and tingling sensations…but mostly I was getting more headaches and feeling like I had the flu all the time (nauseus). Those are what I consider side-effects. Again, not my expertise, so sorry if I misled anyone. Not sure if I answered all the comments…just to be clear, no I don’t work for the company…I don’t think posting a reply in an online forum is going to make any significant impact on the company. I was only trying to reply to the one person…who asked if MigreLief would be a waste of her time to try. I know what it feels like over time…to try yet another treatment…going in skeptical without a lot of hope. I thought she would appreciate the feedback.


#11

thanks moniel for responding, im sorry if i jumped the gun. i have seen people who are paid to do marketing/comments on the net and people trying to take advantage of a difficult condition. I do like to hear from others especially those who suffer vertigo as i find this is the most debilating part. thanks for info i will consider it. i certainly wouldnt worry about about yellow urine as this usual with most vitams esp vit b. How long have you been taking migrelif and is it the only med you take for migraine? did you have a vestibular disorder associated with it at all? Have you had any rebound headaces from the feverfew, thanks for any response