I was finally reviewing my backlogged RSS feeds this afternoon (after months and months of being too tired to even glance at them), and I came across a wonderful post by Diana Lee on Migraine.com about melatonin and migraines. It seems a study released in 2004 and discussed at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 65th Annual Meeting in 2012 indicates that taking 3 mg of fast-acting melatonin between 10 and 11 every night significantly reduces migraine frequency with little to no side effects.
As someone who is always looking for scientifically sound natural remedies and supplements for migraine treatment and prevention, I think this is terrific news.
I currently take magnesium, B-2, and CoQ10 supplements for migraine, and I would certainly be open to adding melatonin to this list. (I have a call in to my pediatrician to find out if it is okay to take while nursing. Online facts were inclusive.) Until then, I’d like to hear from all of you.
Have you tried melatonin for migraine or would you be willing to try it based on the study?