Preventative medical treatment failed to provide benefits for migraine sufferers in The Netherlands, according to a recent study there. Researchers at Leiden University and 64 general practice clinics were involved with the study, which evaluated the use of prophylactic migraine treatment and its effectiveness at decreasing headache and its related costs.

Magnesium (non-prescription) has been utilized in the treatment of vascular headache. It is most commonly recommended as a supplement in the preventative treatment of migraine and sometimes used for cluster headache. Few credible studies are available, but some patients and physicians attest to its helpfulness....