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How do you treat menopausal migraines?

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If you're on estrogen replacement therapy and your migraines get worse, your doctor may lower the dose, prescribe it in a different form, or tell you to stop it altogether.

An estrogen patch can keep levels of the hormone steadier, so you're less likely to have bad migraines.

From: Migraine and Hormones in Women WebMD Medical Reference

American Headache Society: "Menstrual Migraine: New Approaches to Diagnosis and Treatment."   

Cleveland Clinic: "Hormone Headaches Menstrual Migraines."   

UpToDate: "Estrogen-associated migraine."   

Migraine Trust: "Menstrual migraine."   

Mayo Clinic: "Chronic daily headaches."   

Medscape: "Oral Contraceptives in Migraine."   

Hu, Y.  , Jan 30, 2013.    The Journal of Headache and Pain

UpToDate: Preventive treatment of migraine in adults.”   

American Headache Society: “Menstrual Migraine.”   

Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences: “Taming The Cycle: How Does the Pill Work?”   

Journal of Headache Pain: “Migraine in women: the role of hormones and their impact on vascular diseases.”

Reviewed by Lawrence C. Newman on January 09, 2019

American Headache Society: "Menstrual Migraine: New Approaches to Diagnosis and Treatment."   

Cleveland Clinic: "Hormone Headaches Menstrual Migraines."   

UpToDate: "Estrogen-associated migraine."   

Migraine Trust: "Menstrual migraine."   

Mayo Clinic: "Chronic daily headaches."   

Medscape: "Oral Contraceptives in Migraine."   

Hu, Y.  , Jan 30, 2013.    The Journal of Headache and Pain

UpToDate: Preventive treatment of migraine in adults.”   

American Headache Society: “Menstrual Migraine.”   

Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences: “Taming The Cycle: How Does the Pill Work?”   

Journal of Headache Pain: “Migraine in women: the role of hormones and their impact on vascular diseases.”

Reviewed by Lawrence C. Newman on January 09, 2019

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