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Migraine and Vitamin D

Dr. Gominak in Texas has some interesting ideas about Migraine, Sleep and Vitamin D

see new publication by Dr. Gominak Nov 2011 Poor sleep and lack of vitamin D - Nov 2011

CLICK HERE for her web page on Migraine and Vitamin D

Notes from PDF CLICK HERE for PDF

  • Migraine pain transmitters are mutant genes which turn on the pain receptors evolved to be activated only with concussions.
  • If you do not have a migraine gene a sleep disorder will not cause headache pain.
  • "Most patients with daily headache have a primary sleep disorder, either sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome or periodic limb movements of sleep.” Page 35
  • 'Most of these patients have vitamin D deficiency with or without accompanying B12 deficiency

Measure D 25OH, B12, iron and replace all that are low (page 35)

  • Vitamin D 70- -85 nanograms/ ml.
  • B12 > 500/ml.“

Any migraine theory has to explain (page 37)

  • Why do migraines start at puberty?
  • Why do they start in boys and girls around the same age but get much better in boys?
  • Why are they worse around the menses?
  • Why are they much worse perimenopausally?
  • Why do they go away after menopause?

See also in VitaminDWiki

Note: Magnesium is more than a cofactor for vitamin D

See also web

  • FDA approved TMS device for headache - Dec 2013
    Based on a single RCT and diary entries of 100 people
    Side effects from the device were rare, the FDA said, but included "single reports of sinusitis, aphasia (inability to speak or understand language) and vertigo."
    Rare? with only 100 people, Minor?

Wonder how many of the following RCT would get FDA approval if significant effort was applied?

You can click underlined items to get details    Short url for this page=    is.gd/proofvitd

  * The only RCT available when the Institute of Medicine decided how much vitamin D was needed
Note: virtually all of the above RCT proofs have a larger benefit that that shown for the TMS device
AND have far fewer side effects


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