At my last visit with my neurologist we were discussing things that might help with my migraines. He had looked over all my recent labs and found that aside from a blip, I was in pretty good health. My cholesterol was where it should be. My sugar was where it should be. My blood pressure was great. My heart rate is a little fast, but it has always been a little fast (resting for me is in the high 90s).
However, he pointed out that I was over 35 and I needed to start looking at my long-term health situations. His advice started with quit smoking, something I’ve been needing to do since I started, but it isn’t going to happen any time soon. But it ended with and start drinking an 8 ounce glass of Metamucil a day.
Seriously? I know that Metamucil has been recommended by doctors for a lot of different reasons and my mother has in fact lowered her cholesterol and improved her blood pressure after using it daily for a couple of years. However, this wasn’t my GP, this was my neurologist.
Meaning the guy who takes scans of my head, fills my skull/scalp with Botox, and tells me that quitting smoking is the best thing I can do for my migraines, thinks I should be using Metamucil. He gave me the list of health benefits and things Metamucil does for the body (most of them I knew). But he did surprise me with one: People who have migraines, sometimes see a decrease in number of migraine days when they use Metamucil regularly because it helps improve circulation by removing cholesterol that clogs arteries. Well, I’ll be.
So, I started drinking Metamucil every day. I’m all about fewer migraine days. We’ll see how it goes.