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Post by Tee on Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:22 am

Welcome to the hormonal migraine thread.

Female migraineurs tend to be more susceptible to an attack around the time of their period and menstrual migraine is defined as occurring within two days either side of the first day of a period and at no other time. Hormonal factors are one of many triggers for migraine and attacks may be prevented if other triggers are avoided around the time of their period for female migraineurs.
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Post by Tee on Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:19 am

You may find this interesting

http://headachedrugs.com/column/migraine-in-menopause/
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Post by Kala on Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:19 pm

My migraines are not hormone related in the normal sense. Before I became chronic then if I had my period then I wouldn't have a hemiplegic migraine so I used to cram as much into this week as possible. The only problem was that I have PCOS and so I never knew when I would be in cycle!
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Post by Sarah on Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:12 pm

My migraines are very hormonally-driven. Something I find odd though, is that my worst migraines don't fall into the category that experts call 'menstrual migraines' - ie they often aren't in the preceding two days or first two days of my period, but on days 3 - 6, sometimes even as late as day 8.
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Post by Tee on Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:53 pm

Although mine are not classed as hormonal either, I do find that during my period my pain level and aura level is higher too. If you keep a migraine diary it worth noting a P for period and looking at the collation over a few motnhs.
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Post by Alba-Neuk on Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:23 pm

Like you Sarah, I also get attacks mostly from day 5-8 which is out with the classic "menstrual migraine" My doc wanted me to get the depo provera injections but when i went to the nurse to be given the injection she advised me not to as they can give migraine as a side effect.. pfffft i give up on docs sometimes.
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Post by Laura on Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:45 pm

Tee - thank you for posting the link about migraine in menopause.
Makes me think that I should give other triptans a try.
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Post by Tee on Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:22 am

Your welcome - I have fund over the years that they are all different - some give me side effects others do not and they all take different amounts of time to kick in......

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