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I think i've narrowed it to menstrual migraines that i'm suffering. What's the best course of action for treatment?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
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In brief: Take meds B4 period

Try taking a triptan (i suggest frova) beginning 2 days before your period starts and continue for 2-3 days into your period.

In brief: Take meds B4 period

Try taking a triptan (i suggest frova) beginning 2 days before your period starts and continue for 2-3 days into your period.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Imitrex (a triptan) is the best initial choice. If that doesn't work you may want to consider hormones (oral contraceptives) to reduce the intensity of your periods.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Menstrual migraines

Two approaches: 1.
Just treat the migraine. Best medication is imitrex (sumatriptan). A combination of an anti-nausea drug and a pain killer (motrin, fioricet, etc) is an alternative. 2. Alternatively, you could try medication, like birth control pills, etc., that suppress the periods.

In brief: Menstrual migraines

Two approaches: 1.
Just treat the migraine. Best medication is imitrex (sumatriptan). A combination of an anti-nausea drug and a pain killer (motrin, fioricet, etc) is an alternative. 2. Alternatively, you could try medication, like birth control pills, etc., that suppress the periods.
Dr. Colin Kerr
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