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We received a great response to our first issue! Many of you shared migraine questions you'd like us to address and we are working hard to find you good answers! In this issue, for example, we explore whether migraine auras signal danger. Also, we share the newest guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology and American Headache Society naming butterbur as the only "A option" for use in migraine prevention.

We hope you find these articles of value. And do let us hear from you!




Reducing the Risks
of Auras

Control your risk of stroke and brain damage.

Migraine Relief Tip:
Workouts Knock Out

Migraine Update:
Neurology Names
Top-Choice for Prevention

Sara Yang
Linpharma Customer Education Manager
More Than One Way to Prevent a Migraine

Reducing the Risks of Migraine Auras

Many migraines are preceded by auras - flashing lights, tingling, or a disturbed sense of smell. Auras provide warning of oncoming migraines, but do they also signal a higher risk of stroke and brain damage?

A study reported in JAMA (the Journal of the American Medical Association) found that women who suffer migraines with auras have twice the risk of developing lesions in the cerebellum later in life. Research also links migraine aura with stroke, especially in woman who have smoked and used oral contraceptives.

More research is needed. In the meantime, finding ways to help prevent migraines and auras from occurring is a top priority. Since migraine auras seem to slow blood flow and increase inflammation, it makes sense to focus on addressing these factors.

Talk with your doctor about developing a prevention plan.
Often, doctors prescribe a daily baby aspirin for patients with migraine aura. This doesn't prevent migraines: it helps reduce stroke risk. Reducing your exposure to estrogen (contraceptives, HRT, etc.) might also be helpful. In terms of pure migraine prevention, butterbur has just been named the most effective therapy - outperforming other natural therapies and NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen or naproxen.

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Migraine Relief TipMigraine Relief Tip: Workouts Knock Out Migraines

Mayo Clinic doctors recommend exercise for migraine prevention and a Swedish study shows that daily aerobic exercise is as effective for prevention as the drug topiramate. The study used 40-minute sessions on stationary bikes as well as walking and swimming. If you exercise, just be sure to warm up slowly: sudden, intense exercise can actually cause migraines. Exercise can also trigger migraines by causing nutrient deficiencies. Dolovent's clinical-strength magnesium, B2, CoQ10 blend addresses this.

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Migraine UpdateMigraine

Guidelines published in Neurology name butterbur top choice for migraine prevention - better than other complementary therapies and NSAIDs.


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What People are Saying

From "Health Strategies that Work" by Susan Lark, MD:
"... treatments getting highest marks for efficacy ... include CoQ10 ... riboflavin (Vitamin B2) ... magnesium. Extract of the butterbur shrub's roots and leaves is a proven migraine preventive. Because it contains liver toxins (pyrrolizidine alkaloids, or PA), I'd ordinarily not recommend it, but, thankfully, the patented German formulation, Petadolex, is PA-free and even labeled safe for use in children."


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