2023 Update: Discover the Power of IV Magnesium for Migraine Relief

What is a Migraine and How Can I Find Relief?

We’ve all had headaches in the past, but how do you know if it is a migraine? A migraine can cause severe throbbing or pulsing pain. It can be all around your head but is normally isolated to one side.

It’s more than pain though, it’s often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Some people have auras accompanying the pain or as a precursor to them. Migraines can last for hours to days, and the pain can be so severe that it interferes with your daily activities. That is why we at IV Revival want to give you advice on how to treat migraines and how to find relief.

What are the Symptoms of Migraines?

Migraines often give signs before they gain their full momentum. They have four stages: prodrome, aura, attack and post-drome, however not everyone goes through all stages.


One or two days before a migraine, you might notice subtle changes that warn of an upcoming migraine. They may not always be a sign of a migraine and are not often easy to notice, especially if you’re not looking for them. These symptoms include:

  • Constipation

  • Mood changes, from depression to euphoria

  • Food cravings

  • Neck stiffness

  • Increased thirst and urination

  • Frequent yawning


As we mentioned above, some people may experience auras. About 20% of people who suffer from migraine headaches. They begin about 20-60 minutes before the full severity of the migraine sets in.

What is an aura? They’re a response from your reverse symptom that lets you see flashing lights, wavy lines or dots, or blurry vision and blind spots.

Examples of migraine aura include:

  • Seeing various shapes, bright spots or flashes of light

  • Vision loss

  • Pins and needles sensations in an arm or leg

  • Weakness or numbness in the face or one side of the body

  • Difficulty speaking

  • Hearing noises or music

  • Uncontrollable jerking or other movements

After the Migraine Attack

A migraine usually lasts from four to 72 hours if untreated. How often migraines occur varies from person to person. After a migraine attack, you might feel drained, confused and washed out for up to a day. Some people report feeling elated. Sudden head movement might bring on the pain again briefly.

How to Find Migraine Relief

You can treat a migraine to find relief from their harsh symptoms.

Using Magnesium for Migraine Relief

Magnesium oxide, which can contain high levels of magnesium and is often used to treat migraines. You can take it in pill form, with a general recommended dosage of about 400 to 500 milligrams a day. Magnesium can be administered intravenously in the form of magnesium sulfate.

One study actually found that regular intake of magnesium reduced the frequency of migraine attacks by 41.6 percent. Other research has shown that taking daily magnesium supplements can be effective at preventing menstrual-related migraines.

Staying Hydrated

Dehydration is a well-known headache trigger.

Water is important for your overall health, but it’s especially important if you get migraine headaches. Dehydration can increase your symptoms of a migraine, while staying hydrated can help alleviate your symptoms.

If you’re dehydrated, you’ll see a few symptoms, including:

  • Dry or sticky mouth

  • Sleepiness,

  • Thirst

  • Decreased urine

  • Dry skin

  • Headache

  • Constipation

  • Dizziness

  • Lightheadedness.

You can tell if you’re dehydrated by gently pinching the skin on the back of your hand. If it doesn’t immediately flatten out, that’s a sign of dehydration. Or you can press on your fingernail. The skin underneath will lighten in color temporarily. If it doesn’t immediately return to pink, you probably need more water.

Taking Vitamin B12 to Fight the Post-Migraine Fatigue

Migraines often result in fatigue, depression, and low energy — all of which can be combated with B12. Energy-wise, B12 in particular helps form red blood cells, which are used to transport oxygen. The oxygen is then utilized for energy production.

When it comes to your mood, B12 helps synthesize and metabolize serotonin, the “feel good hormone.”

One study found that a group of participants who took antidepressants and B12 shows fewer depressive symptoms than those who were only treated with antidepressants

Because both depression and a deficiency in B12 can cause lower serotonin levels. Raising your B12 levels back to normal can help you feel better, happier, and more energized.

You can receive B12, hydration, and magnesium from the comfort of your home thanks to our concierge IV service. Our registered nurses will come to you to administer treatment. Give us a call! It’s fast, easy, and comfortable.

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