I wanted to write a follow-up to my last post on this complementary migraine treatment:
So, does it work? In a word, yes. There is a reason that German physicians prescribe butterbur and feverfew to migraineurs. It is effective. Where have I seen its effectiveness the most thus far? Premenstrual migraines.
I take three prescription medications to prophylactically manage migraines. I have three T2 lesions on my brain resulting from twelve years of almost unmanageable migraines. I saw another doctor yesterday about migraine management, and he said, “You are doing everything imaginable nutritionally to try to prevent and heal yourself from migraines.”
I am not fooling around.
Enter butterbur and feverfew with niacin. Would it work?
This treatment typically takes a month to be effective. I’ve been using it for less than one month. This month, however, I did not experience the premenstrual migraine phenomenon which always happens. No matter what I do, I can’t seem to prevent them, and those events are painful in a special way. They have a different flavor (and yes, I know about estrogen dominance).
So, anecdotally, I can confirm, along with a good portion of the European medical community, that butterbur and feverfew work! The supplement that I recommend is Preventa. The company even sends you a migraine calendar to chart your migraines.
If you struggle with migraines and would like to try an alternative treatment or augment your current one, give this a go. I’m seeing good results, and, coming from me, that is a dramatic statement.