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What is the treatment for menstrual migraine?

What is the treatment for menstrual migraine?

Hormone balancing: Menstrual migraines are caused from changes in hormone levels. Evaluating the levels and prescribing the appropriate hormones may stop the headaches. ...Read more

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Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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Is frova (frovatriptan) used to treat menstrual migraines? My neurologist says it lasts longer than Imitrex so it should help. Do you agree?

Is frova (frovatriptan) used to treat menstrual migraines? My neurologist says it lasts longer than Imitrex so it should help. Do you agree?

Migraine: Of the triptans, Frova (frovatriptan) and Amerge (naratriptan) have a the longest half life. They have been associated with lesser incidence of a headache relapse after an initial good response. It is ideal for catamenial migraines if menses are periodic and predictable. Some report successful treatment when the medications are taken daily for 4-5 days at menstral onset or a day before onset. ...Read more

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Managing Migraines (Tip)

Managing Migraines

Do get regular sleep and manage stress. Don't use opiods, eat foods known to worsen migraines. ...See more

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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Track your periods
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Rate your pain
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Tell your gyn what works for your pain
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Try taking NSAIDs the day before your period starts, if you can take them
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I suffer menstrual migraine. Being put on decapeptyl injections soon for other issues but could this make my migraine worse?

Might or might not: Headache is listed as very common (>10%) side effect of Decapeptyl, but these are not necessarily migraines. Decapeptyl is going to change your hormonal cycles (that's why you're being put on it, I assume) which might themselves be responsible for your menstrual migraines. So you might have no change at all, might improve, or might get an additional form of headache. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for menstrual migraine?

Hormone balancing: Menstrual migraines are caused from changes in hormone levels. Evaluating the levels and prescribing the appropriate hormones may stop the headaches. ...Read more

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Managing Migraines (Checklist)

Keep diary of when you get the migraine
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Keep track of migraines' duration and severity, plus other symptoms
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Consider that a TMJ/TMD issue may be causing migraines
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Watch for grinding of the teeth (bruxism) and clenching during day
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I have a menstrual migraine that will not stop hurting, have taken advil (ibuprofen). Have some oxycodone left from my gallbladder . Can i take one? I'm hurting.

I have a menstrual migraine that will not stop hurting, have taken advil (ibuprofen). Have some oxycodone left from my gallbladder . Can i take one? I'm hurting.

NO!: Oxycodone is a potent narcotic with serious side effects, especially when used with alcohol or other sedatives. It is not advisable to take any narcotic for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Make sure you have taken the right dose of advil, (ibuprofen) see your doctor if the pain persists, and get rid of the oxycodone pills or keep it out of view. ...Read more

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Treating Headaches (Checklist)

Identify events that trigger headaches
60 Min, Hourly for 4 Weeks
See your doctor and bring a diary of when headaches occurred
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Watch for food reactions
60 Min, Daily for 4 Weeks
See a dentist about your headaches
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...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