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MAGNESIUM Magnesium and Headaches

  title={MAGNESIUM Magnesium and Headaches},
  author={Jes Olesen},
Magnesium administered orally or by slow infusion in the office is a safe and effective treatment for migraine headache. It helps to prevent migraine in the magnesium-deficient person, and is particularly useful for patients who experience menstrual headaches. Magnesium infusion administered in our office can also be used to abort a severe migraine in progress. (Infusion is covered by some insurers.) 


Blood Magnesium Levels in Migraine
Serum and erythrocyte magnesium levels were screened between attacks in patients with migraine without aura and with aura and in a group of patients suffering from chronic tension-type headache.
Intravenous magnesium sulphate relieves migraine attacks in patients with low serum ionized magnesium levels: a pilot study.
Testing the hypothesis that patients with an acute attack of migraine headache and low serum levels of ionized magnesium are more likely to respond to an intravenous infusion of magnesium sulphate (MgSO4) than patients with higher serum ionization levels found it useful in identifying patients with migraine headaches who may respond to the infusion.
Intravenous Magnesium Sulfate Relieves Cluster Headaches in Patients With Low Serum Ionized Magnesium Levels
Measurements of ionized magnesium may prove useful in elucidating the pathogenesis of cluster headache and in identifying patients who may benefit from treatment with magnesium.
Prophylaxis of Migraine with Oral Magnesium: Results From A Prospective, Multi-Center, Placebo-Controlled and Double-Blind Randomized Study
High-dose oral magnesium appears to be effective in migraine prophylaxis and duration and intensity of attacks and the drug consumption per attack tended to decrease compared to placebo but failed to be significant.
Serum and Red Blood Cell Magnesium Levels in Juvenile Migraine Patients
Recently an important role for magnesium in establishing the threshold for migraine attacks has become evident. Accordingly, we measured serum and red blood cell magnesium levels in juvenile migraine
Serum and Salivary Magnesium Levels in Migraine and Tension-Type Headache. Results in a Group of Adult Patients
Serum magnesium levels and to a lesser extent salivary magnesium levels might express indirectly the lowering of brain extracellular magnesium concentration which occurs in migraine patients both in the intererictal periods and ictally.
The Role of Nitric Oxide in Migraine Pain
Data suggest that NO is involved in the aetiology of migraine, a finding that may open up a number of possibilities for future drug treatments of the disorder.
The Platelet and Migraine
The hypothesis that migraine is a blood disorder and due to a primary abnormality of platelet behaviour and that migraine attacks occur because of this abnormality was published in the "Lancet" in 1978 and its findings supported the validity of the hypothesis.
Magnesium inhibits platelet activity--an in vitro study.
The platelet inhibiting effect demonstrated in this study may in part explain the beneficial effect of Mg infusion in some patients with acute myocardial infarction and should also be evaluated in other arterial thrombotic disease states.