How common are menstrual migraines?

It has been estimated that 70% of migraine sufferers are female. Of these female migraine sufferers, 60% to 70% report a menstrual relationship to their migraine attacks.

If your migraines, whether menstrual or menopausal related or not, are occurring several times a month or more, and you find yourself unable to function while reaching for pain medications more and more, you are a good candidate for migraine prevention, to stop migraines from occurring in the first place.

 

What is the relationship Between Hormones and Migraine Headaches?

There is a direct relationship between hormones and headaches. Headaches in women, particularly migraines, have been related to changes in the levels of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone before, during and after a woman’s menstrual cycle. These hormone levels fluctuate dramatically and are also associated with a large percentage of migraines in women.

Non-menstrual Migraines vs. Menstrual Related Migraines

#  Menstrual Migraines in Adolescents

Migraine in Teens

 

Is it hormonal headache or a tension headache?

The difference between a migraine headache and a tension headache is that while a tension headache involves the muscles and fascia of the scalp and neck tightening and causing pain, a migraine involves a large chemical change that affects the entire body. Blood vessels in the brain become wider, serotonin is lowered, and nerves misfire – causing severe pain – along with a host of other symptoms like those mentioned above that usually do not occur in non-migraine headaches.

Headache Migraine
Duration Hours to days 4 to 72 hours
Location Over the entire head Often one-sided but not always
Intensity of Pain Mild to moderate Often Severe
Nature Dull, pressing Pounding, throbbing, increases with activity
Other Symptoms Minimal to none Nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, sound, odors

 

What lifestyle changes can help?

Making a few minor changes in your lifestyle can make your migraines more bearable. Changes such as improving sleep habits, eating Anti-migraine diet,  aerobic exercises and avoiding birth control pills.

Hormonal Migraine and lifestyle changes

Lifestyle Changes Can Decrease the Risk of Chronic Migraines in Teens

 

Why Menstrual Migraine treatment is necessary?

A study recently published in a well-respected medical journal named Cephalalgia found that menstrual migraines lasted longer than non-menstrual migraines. On average, the menstrual migraine lasted 23.4 hours vs 16.1 hours for non-menstrual migraines.

It was also found that menstrual migraines cause more disability and inability to function in daily tasks than non-menstrual migraines.

Medications to treat the pain of migraines were 50% less effective when used to treat menstrual migraines.  Furthermore, even when the pain medication did work, the risk of the menstrual migraine reoccurring was much more likely. Menstrual related migraine attacks are often more severe, last significantly longer, and are more resistant to treatment than the usual non-menstrual migraine attacks.

Menstrual Migraines Hard to Control

Act Now Before Your Menstrual Migraines Become Chronic Migraines

Menstrual Migraines are More Severe, Last Longer and are More Resistant to Treatment

 

What Are the Treatment Options for Menstrual Migraines?

MigreLief is a natural alternative to treating migraine pain for life. It was formulated to address the underlying nutritional deficiencies and imbalances that many migraine sufferers have in common.  For this reason we recommend taking it for 90 days (each bottle is a 1 month supply) even though many people have reported successfully controlling their migraines in under 1 month.

Preventing Menstrual/Hormonal headaches naturally

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Studies Related to Menstrual Migraines