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Anyone know why I get my worst migraines the day before my period?

Anyone know why I get my worst migraines the day before my period?

Fluid retention: Menstrual migraine is well known, it is due to fluid retention due to hormonal levels. You may have noticed a mild increase in weight just before the periods. Restriction of fluids or a mild diuretic for a few days before the periods may help. ...Read more

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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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I get a migraine right before my period. I just got Estrogen cream (BIH). Should I take it only the day before my period? Will it alter bleeding?

I get a  migraine right before my period. I just got Estrogen cream (BIH). Should I take it only the day before my period? Will it alter bleeding?

Menstrual migraine: NSAID therapy may be effective when given the week before and the week during menses. NSAIDs may also be used when traveling or during those special functions that involve increased stress. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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Why do I get migraine when im on my period?

Why do I get migraine when im on my period?

Hormone shifts: A menstrual migraine is an unfortunately a common occurance. Many women will get a headache that is triggered by the change in hormone levels. Some women will use non-hormone methods to treat the headaches, others will use a daily hormone and skip the placebo week to reduce frequency of headaches. ...Read more

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I am a migraine sufferer which get really bad when I am close to my period how do I manage this .Since i can't sleep or eat properly ?

I am a migraine sufferer  which get really  bad when I am close to my  period how do I manage this .Since i can't sleep or eat properly  
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Ibuprofen: Try taking at least 400 milligrams of Ibuprofen several days before your period is due to start. The Ibuprofen will be able to control your menstural pain as well as pain from migraine. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of migraine headaches and throwing up when i get my period?

What could be the cause of migraine headaches and throwing up when i get my period?

Menstrual Migraine: Some women have perimenstrual migraines due to hormonal changes. Your doctor can help you with them. ...Read more

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Hai doctor, i just want to ask, when i period time. I, m always get a very sick headache like migraine.. May i know why like that?

Hai doctor, i just want to ask,  when i period time. I, m always get a very sick headache like migraine.. May i know why like that?

It's natural: What you describe is almost certainly a form of migraine ("catamenial migraine"). Some women simply are prone to this; it would be extremely rare to be a reflection of any structural problem. It is treatable and you should talk with your doctor. A type of medication called 'triptan' may help, and there may be a preventive strategy. Some neurologists may have more experience with this. ...Read more

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Migraine day period ends/ day after. Why is this? How can I stop these

Migraine day period ends/ day after. Why is this? How can I stop these

Supplementation: very often, this type of migraine headaches respond to supplementation of progesterone and the second part of your cycle. I can try to do it with progesterone precursors, but better talk to a specialist in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy – a good test can do a lot for the best solution ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A migraine is a type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain. It also usually causes light sensitivity, nausea, and vomiting. Migraines can ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more