Supplements - how much?

So I’ve been trawling around trying to decide which supplements to get for hubby (I know, I am SUCH a good wife :lol:).

But i couldn’t seem to find suggestions of how much to take. And Scott’s wonderful survival guide does suggest the first 3, but not dosages. So I saw this list (on another site ahem) and was hoping for some feedback regarding dosages that folks around here have tried.

  • riboflavin 200 mg a day
  • magnesium 180 mg a day
  • CoQ-10 100 mg a day
  • fish oil 2000 mg a day

TIA

She is a very good wife!

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She is a very good wife!

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LOL I wanted answers from other people, not you! But…erm… thanks :lol:

There’s no cast iron “these are the right supplements / doses to take” - and of course we all have different reactions to different supplements. Some have been tested in proper clinical trials - many of the papers have been posted on the forum. Look in the science based research section you’ll find loads of info there, including papers detailing the clinical trials

This medicine today article http://www.mvertigo.org/articles/vertigo_and_migraine2011.pdf says:

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There are a number of nonprescription agents that have shown some efficacy in patients with migraine headache in randomised controlled
trials. These include riboflavin (about 200 mg, twice daily), magnesium aspartate (500 mg, daily), the medicinal herb feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) and the plant extract butterbur (Petasites hybridus). Riboflavin, magnesium aspartate and feverfew have been used often in
the author’s practice and have obtained some gratifying responses, occasionally in patients who have failed a number of prescription preventive agents. There is also a definite role for vestibular rehabilitation and psychological therapy in patients with chronic vertigo, particularly in whom anxiety and loss of confidence supervene.

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I currently take 400mg magnesium per day, and about 200mg B2/riboflavin. I’ve taken feverfew in the past and I found it very helpful in managing the constant nausea I had for the first 6 months or so

happy reading :slight_smile:

PS and Furnok is right, you ARE a very good wife :smiley:

I take 400 gms of magnesium too. And incidentally that is the recommended daily amount by Carolyn Bernstein in the The Migraine Brain.

Brenda

My neurologist recommends 400mg of B2 and 300mg of coq10. When I spoke to a nutrionist, he recommended those too, but he said to take a b complex with the b2 to help its effectiveness. The b complex has 100mg of b2 in it so he recommends this: take 1 b2(100mg) and 1 bcomplex 30 minutes before your meal and than repeat it again later into day. I just started this a few days ago so stay tuned…

I have been taking the coq10 for a few months and that really helped with my energy bu not the dizzys. I did notice that if i forget to take this vitamin my symptoms worsen so maybe it is actually helping. Keep in mind, i dont have headaches with MAV so im not sure how it will work on those. Another benefit I love is healthier skin.

I have not tried anything else yet besides just a multi. But I do not feel great if I miss my multi.

Hope this helps a little.

Mary

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My neurologist recommends 400mg of B2 and 300mg of coq10. When I spoke to a nutrionist, he recommended those too, but he said to take a b complex with the b2 to help its effectiveness. The b complex has 100mg of b2 in it so he recommends this: take 1 b2(100mg) and 1 bcomplex 30 minutes before your meal and than repeat it again later into day.

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Don’t some people get side effects with high doses of B2?

I am not sure about side affects. I have not had any so I’m not sure. I will have to look that up.

Mary

On this webmd page, if you go to the “doses” tab, it recommends 400mg for migraines. Of course we all react differently to vitamins but as long as its not going to hurt me, I’m willing to try anything to have my life back.

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Check this out.

There is literature that supports 400mg daily of magnesium and riboflavin helps reduce frequency and severity of migraines.

That said, I have taken this combo for months: 400mg magnesium, 400 mg riboflavin, feverfew and butterbur (forget the dose) in a compounded forumla my neurologist and a local pharmacy derived. I also take CoQ10, about 150 mg daily.

I do notice things go downhill when I stop taking these things because I’ve run out.

I am taking 320 to 500 milligrams magnesium citrate, 200 mg B2 (and a sublingual B complex), 120 mg ginkgo, 100 mg CoQ10, and 1300 mg evening primrose. I’ve been on these dosages for almost a month. While I cannot tell at all if these are doing the trick, I am now in my 9th day of no headache, floatiness, vertigo, or anything else that plagued me throughout the entire months of January and February. I won’t get my hopes up, because I’ve had good days before in this journey, only to come crashing down for what feels like no reason at all. But, I’m enjoying the reprieve and being able to feel like myself again. Time will tell, I suppose.

Dizzy runner,

Are you taking any meds in addition to the supplements?

Mavprincess, no, I am not taking any other meds. I’ve been dealing with this since December 2010, so I’m somewhat new to all of it, and I do not have an actual diagnosis other than general BPPV. I stopped seeking a diagnosis when I realized how much money I would have to spend to find one–and I simply don’t have it right now. Thus far I have been able to manage my symptoms, although it seemed barely in January and February of this year. So I am just thrilled to have this reprieve, whether it is vitamin related or not. Anyway, I feel I have to explain all of that since I know people here have gone through so much in terms of doctors and searching. I am not a fan of drugs of any sort, have never been, so if I can continue to find non-pharmaceutical ways of keeping things in check, I will. The moment I cannot, however, I will make that leap. I do have a neurologist appointment with a dizzy specialist in June.

Hi Dizzyrunner just wondering how you are doing on the supplement regimine?

I get the dizzies mostly not much in the way of headaches.

Thanks,

kathleen

Yes I would like to know as well, as I have been taking a multivitamin before even getting vertigo and have continued while I have it. I would love an anti medication help without too many side effects. My main issue is the rocking, dizzy, room is moving, feeling off balance when I stand feeling. So anything that give me reprieve from that would be awesome.