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Amy, I have tried magnesium, it’s had no effect. I could be low on iron, it’s something I’ve had issues with before, I should probably check on that again. I have been craving red meat like crazy lately, which is usually a pretty good sign that my iron is low again.

I do tend to drink lots of water when I get a migraine, that never seems to help. I’ll have to add in eating something salty, I usually end up eating very little when I get a migraine because of the nausea that accompanies them. I’ll have to try the caffeine too, it’s something I tend to stay away from because it usually makes me feel like crap.

From what I’ve read it sounds like it’s the drop in estrogen that precipitates menses that causes these migraines. So I’m trying to figure out if there is some way to kind of buffer that drop. I believe I have issues with estrogen dominance overall (PMS, painful periods, etc), so I’m kind of confused as to how to deal with these.