New Hope for Migraine Sufferers

Dr. Laurell Matthews, ND

Migraines are not all the same. People can have different symptoms and different triggers, but the misery and disruption they can cause is pretty consistent.

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Another thing that many migraine sufferers have in common is an inability to process certain vitamins. Recent studies have revealed that people with migraines, especially with auras, are more likely to have genetic variations in the enzymes that activate folic acid. They are more likely to have elevated homocysteine, a compound that can be a marker for a lack of appropriate B vitamins that our nervous systems need. Elevated homocysteine can be toxic to nerve cells and is associated with increased risk of heart disease.

One still needs to determine and reduce migraine triggers, but there is hope that regular intake the active form folate, known as methyltetrahydrofolate or methylfolate, can reduce the sensitivity to those triggers. For people with this genetic variation, it…

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I was encouraged to start a blog as I suffer from MCS /multi chemical sensitivities & other health problems & I have helped several hundred others who suffer from MCS set up "Safe Homes" & given them encouragement & HOPE & share information & lots of laughs along the way also. When you choose to use fragrances, chemicals, or pesticides, You are not simply making a choice for yourself, You are making a choice for everyone around you!!!! What makes me an expert on MCS-- not a darn thing-- BUT have lived with it for years-& years- & have learned lots the HARD WAY-- by experience!! And want to give others help & HOPE & encouragement -- as I know there are not many who understand what it is to live with this illness- & ALL THAT GOES WITH IT!!! Internet has been my way of communication with many who we are confined to their "safe homes" all over the USA & other countries!! I have communicated with many HUNDRED by e-mail-- phone & letters & internet forums-- I hope this blog will help in a better way to share laughter-- hope & information!!! As for many are not any longer able to even leave their homes-- & communication is sooo important & sharing & encouragement & GIVING HOPE!!!
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2 Responses to New Hope for Migraine Sufferers

  1. I don’t have migraines but have experienced an ocular migraine before. I know I am deficient in B vitamins and have recently discovered I have an elevated Homocysteine level. I think it may have to do with the fact that during the crisis with my father, I had stopped taking all my supplements. It was just too hard to remember everything.

    • I UNDERSTAND KATHRYN— NOT THE STRESS LIKE YOU HAVE GONE THROUGH— BUT JUST HAVING COMPANY FOR A WEEK THAT DOESN’T SUFFER FROM MCS ALSO—- I HAVE FORGOTTEN TO DO MY SUPPLEMENTS ON A REGULAR BASIS—EAT PROPERLY– ETC-ETC-ETC-ETC–& I AM DOWN –SOME WHAT TODAY— THAT I NEED SOME QUIET- ME TIME ALSO!!!!!!!!! 🙂 AND WE WORKED & OWNED OUR OWN BUSINESSES FOR 45 YEARS– & IN THE PAST “OUR HOME” WAS OUR ONLY PRIVACY AWAY FROM EVERYONE—– AND HAVING GUESTS IS STILL AN INVASION OF OUR PRIVACY!! AND NO MATTER HOW MUCH OTHERS TRY– WHEN THEY ENTER MY MCS SAFE HOME– THEN I NO LONGER HAVE A SAFE HOME—I HAVE NO SAFE PLACE IN THIS WORLD– PEOPLE DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT– NO MATTER HOW YOU STATE THE FACTS—— AND NO ONE– BUT SOME ONE ELSE WITH MCS– UNDERSTANDS THAT———- HAVING SOME ONE ENTER MY MCS SAFE HOME– OR ME LEAVING IT— I AM ALWAYS IN DANGER!!!!!!!! AND DON’T KNOW HOW MY BODY WILL REACT– OR HOW SICK I WILL GET!!!! OR EVEN WHAT IT WILL TAKE TO RECOVER– IF YOU CAN EVER RECOVER TO EVEN THE SICK YOU WERE BEFORE– HAVING SOMEONE ELSE ENTER MY MCS SAFE HOME– IS SCARY FOR ME– & A REAL INVASION OF MY SAFE SPACE–ALSO AN INVASION OF OUR PRIVACY– WE DON’T ALLOW HARDLY ANYONE IN MY MCS SAFE HOME– EVER—— THIS HAS BEEN HARD THIS WEEK——— REALLY HARD— VERY STRESS FULL!!! NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU LIKE SOMEONE ELSE!!!

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