For folks who couldn't care less, I promise, this is the last migraine post. I know there's a lot of information out there about migraines. But I wanted to pass along this bit of advice that recently turned up in the syndicated column by "Dr. Gott."
"Dear Dr. Gott: I have suffered for more than 60 years with headaches, and nothing I have tried, until now, has helped me. Years ago, I was told by a doctor that my headaches were true migraines. Later, a neurologist told me after more tests were done (which included a brain scan and more), that my headaches were vascular.
While visiting a doctor in West Virginia, he told me about a conference held on migraines at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, Va. When the group was asked the best treatment for migraines, the answer was vitamin B-2 (riboflavin). I decided to try it, and I can honestly say that something as simple as a vitamin, with no other treatment added, has almost completely stopped my headaches. I take one 100-milligram tablet each day with a meal, and while I occasionally have very small headaches, they're nothing like I experienced before. For people like me who have suffered most of their lives with bad headaches, I hope they will try this. They've nothing to lose but their headaches.
Dear Reader: Thanks for the tip, which is safe and inexpensive."
I started the B-2 regimen a few days back. We'll see how it goes. Regarding my last post, which was about beef triggering migraines, "Anonymous" reminded me of the whole Oprah episode. Will I be the next one dragged into court by the cattlemen? Maybe so. With the help of Oprah's lawyers, I really think I could handle that. But, if that creepy Tom Cruise ever jumps up and stands on my couch, that's gonna send me over the edge.