Suffering from a hideous, brain-splitting, migraine headache? Migraines are serious business for those who suffer from their effects. If you’ve ever felt so sick you thought you’d die, you know migraines are like a bad hangover on sterioids, with extreme sensitivity to light and sound, searing head pain, and sometimes, nausea that make you feel so sick you wonder how you’ll make it through the day. I don’t get migraines anymore, but a long time ago, I did. I never forgot how awful they were. Back then, although I did have some prescription medication I could take if I knew the migraine was coming (there are signs), mostly, all I could do is lie as still as possible, in a darkened room without any noise (which, in NYC, is a near impossibility) and hope for better days.
Migralex is a headache medication developed and patented by Dr. Alexander Mauskop, Director and Founder of the New York Headache Center and a board-certified neurologist. For over 20 years, he has specialized in treating headaches. His creation, Migralex, is a product of 15 years of research and development.
When I was asked to review this product, I was reluctant. I couldn’t actually test it since I don’t get those types of headaches anymore (thank goodness!) and don’t know any genuine, migraine sufferers who would try it. But there is very little online about Migralex, so I thought it might be useful to share what I do know about the product, in case you want to try it.
The first thing I did was look for complaints, but I didn’t really find any. Then, I looked for authoritative sources of reviews. I found almost none, except for this one from the Program Abstracts Program Abstracts of the 50th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society – June 26 – 29, 2008, Boston, MA . Scroll down to Section 1:45 and you’ll see the entire report by Dr. Mauskop: Medication for Acute Therapy of Migraine Headaches. An Open-Label Trial Mauskop A.1,2 1Migralex, New York Headache Center, New York, NY, USA; 2Neurology, SUNY – Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA . If you don’t want to read the study, the focus was to “evaluate the efficacy of a prototype of Migralex, a combination of acetylsalicylic acid and magnesium oxide, for acute therapy of migraine headaches and to compare it to patients’ usual medications. “
The study showed that of the 42 patients (38 were women and 4 were men) 20 found Migralex to be better or much better than their current treatment, 14 found it to be the same and 8 found it to be worse. Twenty two reported that they would definitely take it again, 12 said that they would probably take it again and 8 would not take it again.
The conclusion of the study was that a combination of aspirin and magnesium appears to be an effective and well tolerated acute therapy for migraine headaches. Some patients preferred Migralex to prescription drugs, including triptans. The two ingredients in Migralex relieve migraine symptoms through different mechanisms. Magnesium facilitates absorption of
aspirin and through its buffering effect reduces potential gastrointestinal side effects of aspirin. At the time this report was filed, other studies were being planned, but I didn’t see any of the updated information online in
According to what I had read, Dr. Mauskop’s Migralex™ is a non-prescription, unique and safe, dissolving formula, that corrects mineral deficiency and effectively relieves pain. According to the press info, Dr. Mauskop’s Migralex™ not only helps relieve headaches, it also balances the mineral deficiency that’s so often responsible for headaches. The unique combination of ingredients not only provides fast relief, but also makes it unlikely that the headache will return.
I will spare you very technical details, but every action in your body can cause a reaction. Low levels of a certain type of magnesium in the blood theoretically are supposedly linked to several types of headaches. Migralex has a special, magnesium formula combined with a proven, highly effective pain reliever to knock out the headache without causing the types of unpleasant side effects of some prescription drugs.
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