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Which hormone causes headaches -- progestogen or estrogen?

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Dr. Scott Roseff
Fertility Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Both can

Both estrogen and progestins can cause headaches, though estrogen tends to do so with higher frequency.

In brief: Both can

Both estrogen and progestins can cause headaches, though estrogen tends to do so with higher frequency.
Dr. Scott Roseff
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Dr. Amr Azim
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Estrogen drop

For some women, drop in estrogen levels e.
G just before menses can trigger headache. One important point is is this headache associated with vascular effects like weakness in arm or leg, visual changes..Etc. Women with these effects should be careful with estrogen treatment. Medication for headache should concentrate on these time of estrogen fluctuation.

In brief: Estrogen drop

For some women, drop in estrogen levels e.
G just before menses can trigger headache. One important point is is this headache associated with vascular effects like weakness in arm or leg, visual changes..Etc. Women with these effects should be careful with estrogen treatment. Medication for headache should concentrate on these time of estrogen fluctuation.
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