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21 Jul 2011
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Migraine

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One of the group of vascular headaches that usually involve one side of the head. These headaches are very painful and can result in visual disturbances and nausea.

Symptoms

Migraine headaches are characterised by a variety of symptoms, which often include:

  • Severe throbbing pain located in the forehead or on one side
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Blurred vision
  • Tingling and numbness of the limbs
  • Loss of appetite
  • Preference for a darkened place
  • Attacks last several hours or up to a day or more
  • In some cases, visual disturbances may be present or may precede the headache itself- these are referred to as an "aura".

Causes

Migraines involve excessive constriction and dilation of blood vessels in the brain.

They can be triggered by any number of things including:

  • Food allergy and chemicals in food and alcohol
  • Stress and tiredness
  • Hormonal changes such as those that occur at the time of ovulation and menstruation
  • The oral contraceptive pill
  • Flashing lights or bright glare
  • Too little or too much exercise or sleep
  • Changes in barometric pressure (humidity)
  • Poor posture and muscle tension
  • Emotional changes.

Diet and lifestyle

If you suffer from frequent migraines, a food diary will help to identify triggers in your diet. Common culprits include caffeine, chocolate, aged cheeses, citrus fruits, processed meats, the food additive MSG, and red wine. (Hint - a migraine may take as long as 48 hours to develop after the food has been eaten).

Take regular stretch breaks when you are working or driving for long periods of time. This will help to improve blood flow and prevent muscles going into spasm.

Wear good quality sunglasses to protect your eyes from glare, particularly when you are out in the snow or near water.

Schedule regular activities such as meditation and Tai chi to help reduce stress.

Taking Blackmores Feverfew and vitamin B2 daily helps to reduce the frequency and severity of migraine.

Important notes

Regular pain-killers are not effective in the treatment of migraine, and sufferers require an ongoing treatment plan developed in conjunction with their health care professional.

Consult your healthcare professional if

  • If you suddenly start having migraines without previous history
  • Your migraines increase in frequency or severity.

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Why I can't but it anymore , all the shops said out of stock , when will it be available ?
Anonymous
Anonymous 13 Sep 2015
If 400mg is the correct therapeutic dose why do these only contain 100mg?
Anonymous
Anonymous 07 Aug 2015
Blackmores seems to have run out of Reme-D again. Do you expect to be able to resume supply again soon?

Donna
Anonymous
Anonymous 03 Aug 2015
Dear Bill,
Thank you for your post. It is wonderful to hear of such an encouraging testimonial about the efficacy of feverfew in controlling your experience of migraines over the years.
Unfortunately our manufacturer has advised that the feverfew we previously sourced for the product is no longer available. As a result, we have not been able to make Migraine Aid. Blackmores regrets the inconvenience and will investigate new, improved pain relief formulation for the future.
At this point of time there is no suitable replacement for Migraine Aid. Some migraine sufferers’ benefit from taking B vitamins, others find magnesium helpful. For certain people avoiding triggers helps and there is some research to suggest the herb gingko biloba may be beneficial. However it is difficult to guarantee that these will work as every case is different.
I would suggest a healthcare professional to find the best replacement product as there are good quality feverfew extracts available for practitioner dispensing.
The following websites may help you find a naturopath in your local area:
www.atms.com.au
www.nhaa.org.au
www.ntpages.com.au
I hope this helps Bill, and I wish you all the best of health.
Kind regards,
Rebekah (a Blackmores naturopath).



Rebekah
Rebekah 12 Dec 2012
I have been successfully using "Blackmores Migraine Aid" and previously "Blackmores Feverfew" for over 20 years to control my Migraines.
Since commencing it's use I suffer very little pain, no vomiting, pins and needles in arms and legs and greatly reduced incidence/severity of migraines.
I had been hospitalised several times with severe symptoms. The feverfew has given me back a life, I'm no longer dreading nor anticipating a episode!
I went to my local Chemist several months ago and discovered that they were out.
I tried another chemist only to be denied a supply as they told me on inquiry " they have been RECALLED". I shopped around at Health stores and have been able to purchase several containers but find the supply has dried up!
Is there or will there be an alternative remedy?
Are there plans to replace Migraine Aid (Feverfew)?
I have tried over the years several other brands of Feverfew with mixed and inferior results and was convinced your product was superior of a Quality.
I had gained my life back, with no dread or anticipation of severe Migraine.
Anonymous
Anonymous 12 Dec 2012