The sound of two hands grasping for straws
April 4, 2010 3:51 PM Subscribe
Migraineurs and others interested in medical matters gather round. I need your time-tested remedies and advice. Naturally, YANA/MD.
posted by bryon to health & fitness (34 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I've reread all the AskMeFis about migraines, including the ones I responded to. I still wouldn't be without the butterbur I was so fond of in those older posts, but it's not doing it for migraine relief like it used to. Neither is the riboflavin (vitamin B2) that used to be so good. Maybe I've built up a tolerance. Neither magnesium nor 5-HTP seem to help, either. Ditto for feverfew. So I'm running out of OTC remedies (underemployed, no insurance, so that's what I'm limited to).
When it gets bad, I take a Benadryl and call it a day. One 25 mg capsule often puts me out for an hour or two. (I'm considering it right now. This is migraine 4 in 5 days.) That's diphenhydramine. Has anyone used Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) or Dramaine II (meclizine) effectively? How do these do in terms of sedation as well as pain or nausea relief?
Feel free to recommend anything else you find useful. Gracias.