A Conversation for Ginkgo Biloba

Note to migrainers & on self-medication

Post 1

Woodlark

If you are prone to migraine headaches you should avoid Ginkgo. Why? Because migraines are caused when the blood vessels in the brain swell (or dilate) too much, and as this article pointed out, Ginkgo is a vaso-dilator. Can we say pain? Just your friendly neighbourhood warning.

Another thing. If you are already on some kind of medication for depression, talk to your doctor before you start taking Ginkgo (or St. John's Wort, or SAMe, or whatever other herb you're thinking of), because there could be very serious drug interactions. Heck, if you have any sort of circulatory problems, you should talk to a doctor before taking Ginkgo, or garlic or ginger (in large doses).


Note to migrainers & on self-medication

Post 2

Tracy

hi my gp recently mentioned me using ginko as i suffer with anxiety i also have circulation problems. he said i can use this with anidepressants i'm taking, but i'm not sure about the side effects to ginko. as any body taken it and how did they feel?.
tracy


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