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Herbs, vitamins and minerals. There is some evidence that the herb butterbur may prevent migraines or reduce their severity.
Another herb, feverfew, may help prevent migraines, but it has shown mixed results in studies.
A high dose of riboflavin (vitamin B-2) also may prevent migraines or reduce the frequency of headaches.
Coenzyme Q10 supplements may decrease the frequency of migraines, but they have little effect on the severity of the headache.
Due to low magnesium levels in some people with migraines, magnesium supplements have been used to treat migraines, but with mixed results.
Ask your doctor if these treatments are right for you. Don't use feverfew, riboflavin or butterbur if you're pregnant or without first talking with your doctor.
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