To B2 or not to B2?

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Twenty eight 14mg B2 tablets

A study recently published showed that a daily dose of 400mg of B2 reduced the frequency (but not symptoms) of migraines after two months.

This morning I counted out the necessary number of little tablets and sat them on my desk. It's a lot of pills. I don't think I can keep this up for 2 months. In fact today I only managed 4 or 5. My head promptly revolted with an unpleasant and uncomfortable headache that's persisted all day.

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Can you grind them up and put them in a smoothie? Might not taste great, but it'd be over fairly quickly.

Vitamin B pills, matcha, and maple syrup might not even be bad, come to think of it.

Oh dear, do you get migraines too? Such a pain, I can relate. I think I'd be willing to swallow anything to get rid of them, even 400 mgs of B2 :o) There was also a recent study done which showed that regular acupunture treatments reduce the frequency of migraines, so you might want to check into that. Read this: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=6581

If comments about your migraines annoy you please feel free not to post this, but I had a quick look at a website and 400mg of B2 is a lot. I would be very surprised if that dose wasn't injected. It sounds like the daily recommended dose for women is 1.1mg. If the thought of all those tablets is making you feel sick, consider these for a binge:

'Milk, eggs and dairy products such as yogurt and cheese are excellent sources of Vitamin B2 as are leafy green vegetables, avocado, broccoli and asparagus. Enriched and whole grains and cereals are other good sources and so are nuts, legumes, soybeans and mushrooms. Fruits, organ meats (liver, kidney and the heart) and fish contain ample amounts of Vitamin B2 as well.'

Yum!

With respect, and good luck,
jb

Don't know whether you have considered pharmceuticals. After decades of migraines and after Imitrex injections for symptomatic relief I have had great success for the past 5 years with Topiramate, taken regularly, to reduce the frequency and severity of my migraine attacks. It sells in the U.S. as Topamax. Good luck with your vitamins!

I dunno about Japan but in the US a doctor can give you a prescription for pills with a much higher dosage of vitamins. I think my wife got some 5000mg (not a typo) vitamin D tablets a while back.

I'm thinking that convincing a doctor to give you a script for a mere 400mg of b2 wouldn't be that hard.

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