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Steps to Improve Lyme Related Migraines

In this video article I describe key supplements and prescription medicines to manage Lyme disease migraines.

In addition to these steps,

  • stop coffee and all caffeinated beverages for a few weeks to see if this helps,
  • limit or eliminate emotional toxins and stress that tends to trigger migraines,
  • try acupuncture,
  • try meditation, and/or
  • treat for babesia if it is present in addition to treating Lyme.

To see if you have babesia, read How to Diagnose Babesia.

How to Treat Lyme Disease Migraines

This video was recorded during Conversations with Marty Ross MD in January 2018 while Dr. Ross practiced in Seattle, Washington. 

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Supplements and Prescriptions

Here is a list of supplements and medications, including dosing, mentioned in the video.


  • Magnesium Citrate and Malate 150 to 200 mg, 2 or 3 pills a night before bed.
  • Butter Burr 50 mg, 1 pill 3 times a day.


  • Imitrex 50 to 100 mg, take 1 at the beginning of a migraine to break it.
  • Desipramine 25 to 50mg, 1 pill at bed time.
  • Imipramine 25 to 50mg, 1 pill at bed time.
  • Atenolol 50mg, 1/2 to 1 pill 1 time a day.
  • Metoprolol 50mg, 1/2 to 1 pill 1 time a day.
  • Norvasc 5 to 10 mg, 1 pill 1 time a day.
  • Procardia 5 to 10 mg, 1 pill 1 time a day.


The ideas and recommendations on this website and in this article are for informational purposes only. For more information about this, see the sitewide Terms & Conditions.

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About The Author

Marty Ross, MD is a passionate Lyme disease educator and clinical expert. He helps Lyme sufferers and their physicians see what really works based on his review of the science and extensive real-world experience. Dr. Ross is licensed to practice medicine in Washington State (License: MD00033296) where he has treated thousands of Lyme disease patients in his Seattle practice.

Marty Ross, MD is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and Georgetown University Family Medicine Residency. He is a member of the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society (ILADS), The Institute for Functional Medicine, and The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M).

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