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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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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 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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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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Can my period be related to my nasty migraine?

Other way around: Some women have hormonally-triggered migraines. If this pattern fits you, discuss with your gyn / pmd or a neurologist for options for prevention and to reduce discomfort when they come on. ...Read more

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What exactly causes migraine days before my period?

What exactly causes migraine days before my period?

Migraine: Women suffer from migraine much more frequent than men. One explanation is the changes of hormone related to the menstrual cycle. The theory is that estrogen level drops before the period and induces the migraine. There are treatments based on this theory, such as suppression of the ovulation, or estrogen supplement for the duration. ...Read more

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What exactly leads to this killer migraine days before my period?

What exactly leads to this killer migraine days before my period?

Menstrual migraine: is triggered in susceptible women by fluctuating estrogen levels, usually a decrease in estrogen level just prior to menses. Managing menstrual migraine is difficult; most patients with menstrual migraine will not respond to traditional migraine therapy. This condition must be professionally managed. It is treatable condition. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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


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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