A 53-year-old female asked:
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every month i get an excruciating migraine right before my menstrual cycle. it lasts for 2 days or more...are they related? what can i do to relieve the pain? nothing seems to work.

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Dr. Stephen Sudler
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes, related: Menstrual migraines are caused by dropping hormonal levels before menstruaton. There are several treatment options and may include forms of hormonal contraception, pain medication, and other techniques, the options should be discussed with your doctor.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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