Are migraine headaches more common in younger women?

Yes. Many migraines are hormonally related. Once women go thru' menopause they tend to go away. In the meantime, google "cryotron migraine" to find out about a treatment that works especially well for hormonally related migraines.
Yes. Women have a higher incidence than men, and migraines typically start when we are younger (20s-30s), sometimes even younger...

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Are migraine headaches more common in women than men?

Yes. About 75% of migraineurs (people who have migraine headaches) are women. That means 3 out of 4 migraineurs are women. Before puberty, more boys than girls get migraine headaches. After puberty, more girls have migraines than boys do. Read more...

What would be the most common causes and best remedies for migraine headaches?

Who knows. That's the billion dollar question--whoever comes up with a universal answer will be a billionaire. Unfortunately, causes and types of migraine are so varied there is no simple, common treatment that works for everyone (or for even a majority). You need to discover what causes your migraines and eliminate those causes from your life if possible to even begin to figure out the answer for you. Read more...
Migrane? Is a complex condition, and the best way to treat is prevention and there are medication for that now. Read more...
Consider Surgery. Surgery for migraines is very promising. I perform 1-2 per week and have had incredible results. Patients frequency and duration of migraines are significantly diminished. I perform minimally invasive outpatient surgery. Many patients are able to stop prescription medications. Patients need to know their are other options other than taking prescription medications that are very effective. Read more...

Is it common to develop migraine headaches in pregnancy?

Unfortunately, yes. The hormonal shifts in pregnancy commonly lead to changes in migraine, and can make headaches better or worse. While there are not many treatments available that approved for use in pregnancy, a neurologist can help you manage your symptoms until delivery, at which time they will hopefully improve. Read more...

I get frequent migraine headaches. Many times the following day I wake up and my feet heart. Is this a common side effect of a migraine?

No. I do not believe migraines cause foot pain, although many very unlikely things are still possible. I'm more concerned that you have frequent migraines. Have you seen your doctor? Have triggers for your headaches been investigated so that they can be avoided? Have medicines to prevent migraines been prescribed for you? If not, you might want to see a specialist. Read more...

How do TCAs actually work to control non-migraine headaches? SSRIs aren't common for this, so is it the norepinephrine that is the agent helping?

Great question. Great question! Norepinephrine is definitely involved in the interpretation of pain signals in various areas of the brain. However, serotonin definitely has a role to play (eg, the triptan drugs for migraine work on a specific subtype of serotonin). So, in theory, it's thought that these components together synergistically act to alleviate headache. Hope that helps! Read more...

41 years of age female, migraine headaches everyday, loss of appetite, fatigued, unexplained weight loss what could be going on?

Med eval. You need an evaluation with your primary care physician. Fatigue, weight loss, frequent headaches may all be related to a single diagnosis. Thyroid disorders, diabetes, chronic infections, and other conditions may present this way and it is important to have an exam and lab tests to get an appropriate eval. Good luck! Read more...