Migraine question

Ashish Ranpura aranpura at mindspring.com
Wed Feb 7 19:57:45 EST 2001


Never one to back down from pure, uninformed speculation: the normal
variety of headache results from vasodilation, which is why
vasoconstrictors like aspirin can relieve the pain. I've no idea
whether migranes follow a similar pattern.

But a related question to the group: I have recently heard that some
migrane sufferers find regular magnesium supplements effective in
reducing the incidence of migrane headaches. Any reasons why magnesium
might help?

---Ashish Ranpura.




On Wed, 07 Feb 2001 04:41:38 GMT, "MS" <marshmallow5 at yahoo.com> wrote:

>Can anyone explain whether migraine involves vasoconstriction and/or
>vasodilation? Also, what is the mechanism of anti-migraine medication?
>
>Thanks.
>
>






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