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Recommended Product: MgBright Magnesium for Migraine

I've recently switched from Bluebonnet chelated magnesium to a kind called MgBright, which the company describes as "pure, safe, non-laxative and high-absorbing." The company sent me a sample bottle, which I tested for a few months, even increasing my overall dose during that time. As the bottle...

Adjusting to Life WITHOUT Constant Migraine

I always imagined that if I found relief for my migraines, I'd be over the moon and ready to take on the world. Instead, I am cautious and disoriented. It is difficult to believe the magnesium will keep working -- or even that my current good spell is the magnesium at all. I wake up each day having...

A Little Relief, A Little Anxiety

One of my greatest fears is that I'll find an effective treatment that will reduce the intensity and/or frequency of the migraines for awhile, then it will stop working. I've heard plenty of anecdotes about this, though I don't know how often this happens percentage-wise. Just knowing it happens is...

This Blog Does Not Contain Medical Advice (But What Should it Contain?)

I am dismayed by the number of people who told me they read my post on magnesium and immediately started taking 700 mg of the supplement. They didn't look into recommended dosages or side effects, they just started taking as much as I said helped me. In the almost seven years since I began The Daily...

Migraine Diet: Five Months and Counting

Remember that extreme migraine diet I mentioned in January then never spoke of again? Normally, my silence would indicate that it was a passing fad that I gave up on quickly. This time it is because talking about the diet -- really even thinking about it -- makes me unhappy. The only way I've been...