A 32-year-old male asked:
my wife has bad headaches every time she has her period. always. is there anything she could do to prevent this? thank you
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
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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