Ibuprofen and valerian root helps - mav?

as the topic states, both gives me relief altough I’m not taking either much. Is that a sign that I have MAV? I don’t think its common for mdds that ibuprofen helps, but is it for mav?

I have never heard of valerian root, so I can’t comment on that. There have been a couple of discussions here about Ibuprofen though. It is known to be a migraine abortive, and as a result, reduces the effects of a migraine such as vertigo problems. So yes, ibuprofen has been known to help some people with MAV.

My husband take Valarian as a sleep aid and he thinks it works for him. I tried it and it really did nothing for me since I wa not having problems sleeping to begin with.

Here is a link…altmedicine.about.com/cs/herbsvi … lerian.htm

Ibuprofen upsets my stomach so I do not use it for anything.

Ibuprofen can actually make my dizziness go away completely. I load up on it in order to drive.

I asked Hain about it and he said “yes it can be quite effective. It’s okay to use (for pre-dizziness or headache) as long as you don’t use it more than 2-3 times a week, otherwise you risk rebound.”

Julie

timeless I got diclofenac (also nsaid) as a stool-pill in case the ibuprofen would upset my stomach. Only take one daily, and so far I haven’t had too much of that. Also on a stomach-friendly diet so that may help.

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timeless I got diclofenac (also nsaid) as a stool-pill in case the ibuprofen would upset my stomach. Only take one daily, and so far I haven’t had too much of that. Also on a stomach-friendly diet so that may help.

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Please make sure to not overuse any NSAID. I’m a bit stuck in rebound now and IT SUCKS. I need to stop, but stopping is even worse than not stopping, which also is bad (side effects + more constant headache). Arrgh! Besides, preventatives usually don’t work when you’re in rebound, so I need to stop ASAP, before this becomes a big problem and makes future (as in 1.5 weeks from now) treatments possibly ineffective.

I Love my ibuprofen!!! It will zap a major spinning episode for me completely in less than an hour. (I also have discovered if I take it at the very first sign of an oncoming aura, my “hangover” afterwards is much much more tolerable. I have to sleep for a couple of hours, but I’m able to get up and actually function normal afterwards. Never could do that before.)

I agree taking too much is a great concern. I normally take only 200 mg at a time, and I do this probably 2-3 times a week (sometimes more if needed). I don’t have to deal with many headaches, so I really don’t need to take it for pain (Thank God).

I can’t say I’ve ever tried Valerian root. Magnesium, feverfew and ribo - I will probably take for the rest of my life. They help me tremendously. (Gingko never did anything for me, as well as a bunch of others).

Some of you are like this with your benzos, and others with their Topa - but for me its - “Don’t touch my ibuprofen”!!! :mrgreen:

Kim