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Can melatonin help prevent migraines?

Dawn Marcus
Neurology
In one study, the sleep hormone melatonin in a dose of 3 mg taken 30 minutes before bedtime for 3 months reduced the number of migraines by almost two-thirds and reduced migraine severity by half. A few people taking melatonin reported side effects of excessive sleepiness, hair loss, and increased sexual libido.
The Woman's Migraine Toolkit: Managing Your Headaches from Puberty to Menopause (A DiaMedica Guide to Optimum Wellness)

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The Woman's Migraine Toolkit: Managing Your Headaches from Puberty to Menopause (A DiaMedica Guide to Optimum Wellness)

Migraines are a common, controllable type of headache that affects one in every six women, more than 20 million in the United States alone. The Woman’s Migraine Toolkit helps readers take charge of...

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