Vitamin D and Calcium in Menstrual Migraine

Authors

  • Susan Thys-Jacobs M.D.

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    1. Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital
      Susan Thys-Jacobs, M.D., Department of Medicine, Box 1087, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY 10029.
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Susan Thys-Jacobs, M.D., Department of Medicine, Box 1087, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY 10029.

Abstract

SYNOPSIS

Two premenopausal women with a history of menstrually-related migraines and premenstrual syndrome were treated with a combination of vitamin D and elemental calcium for late luteal phase symptoms. Both cited a major reduction in their headache attacks as well as premenstrual symptomatology within 2 months of therapy. These observations suggest that vitamin D and calcium therapy should be considered in the treatment of migraine headaches.

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