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my wife has bad headaches every time she has her period. always. is there anything she could do to prevent this? thank you

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Dr. Colin Sanner
Neurology 20 years experience
CATAMENIAL headaches: Catamenial refers to "around time of menses"; migraines are renowned for flaring in a catamenial fashion, because estrogen is pro-migrainogenic. Yes, there are several effective strategies for dealing with catamenial headaches, and the american academy of neurology (www.Aan.Com) just put out guidelines about their treatment last year. Good luck!

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Last updated May 23, 2016

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