For The Want Of A Natural Migraine Remedy, A Tragedy Could Have Been Avoided

Said to have suffered excruciating migraine headaches since childhood which eventually caused her to rely on problematic pain relievers like hydrocodone and fentanyl, and then and forced to be fed through a feeding tube for months and left in a state of severe mental depression, Bridgette Marshall, wife of Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, took her own life by a gunshot to her head this week.  In a telephone call to her husband she said she could not endure the pain any longer.  [Daily Mail, June 28, 2018]

For the want of natural pain relievers and overreliance of modern medicine upon synthetic drugs, this life could have been saved.

The dietary supplement coenzyme Q10 has been shown to be effective for migraines. [Nutritional Neuroscience 2018]

This has been shown in numerous studies. [Journal Headache Pain 2015; Acta Neurology Belgium 2017]

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[BMC Complementary Alternative Medicine 2017]

Indeed, a shortage of magnesium may explain childhood migraine attacks. [Pharmacological Reports 2013; Clinical Neuroscience 1998]

Magnesium is also a remedy for menstrual migraines. [Journal Reproductive Medicine 2007]

The failure to use magnesium in cases of unremitting migraine is unconscionable.

This has been said about magnesium:  “It is highly regrettable that the deficiency of such an inexpensive, low-toxicity nutrient result in diseases that cause incalculable suffering and expense throughout the world.”  [Medical Hypotheses 2001]

Attorney General Steve Marshall wonders if his depressed wife would still be alive if he had turned down his appointment to public office in February of 2017.  No, it was modern medicine that failed his wife and his family.  Too many Americans suffering from chronic pain are given troublesome opioid pain relievers that pose a threat to life.  The innocents die and their families blame themselves.  What an avoidable tragedy.

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