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Is there a way to balance hormones to prevent monthly migraines?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Sometimes

Depending on the regularity and timing of a migraine.
Migraines that come around or during menses can freq be prevented with a continuous ocp. (only take active pills everyday and avoid cyclic pills). A pill was marketed that added a slight boost of estrogen in last week that was helpful for some patients. If not on a pill, estrogen patch for 1-2 weeks may help some.

In brief: Sometimes

Depending on the regularity and timing of a migraine.
Migraines that come around or during menses can freq be prevented with a continuous ocp. (only take active pills everyday and avoid cyclic pills). A pill was marketed that added a slight boost of estrogen in last week that was helpful for some patients. If not on a pill, estrogen patch for 1-2 weeks may help some.
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
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Dr. William Austen
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes

Hormones can be a trigger for some patients.
Some can improve with various treatments including ocp. You need to discuss with your migraine doctor.

In brief: Yes

Hormones can be a trigger for some patients.
Some can improve with various treatments including ocp. You need to discuss with your migraine doctor.
Dr. William Austen
Dr. William Austen
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