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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Migraine (Definition)

A head pain which is usually recurrent, and often in variable locations and severity, associated with few or all the following symptoms; fear of light, fear of sound, nausea, vomiting, bright or dark spots floating in front of eyes, tingling and numbness of one side of face or body. All ...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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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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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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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

Menstrual refers to monthly or lunar cycle-the approx length of the human ovulatory or egg making cycle ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is also known as Menses. Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more