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Post  Migrainegirl on Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:03 am

Finally a study that vindicates what we've all experienced.  Migraines get worse during peri-menopause and early menopause. 


http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-women-headaches-around-menopause-20140627-story.html


This is why natural hormone supplements are the only thing that has worked for me.
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Post  Mini on Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:26 am

Thanks for the article MG.
Once again doctors are "discovering" something that we have already known for ages. Such articles are rather bitter/sweet because we are not really learning anything new, on the other hand, the doctors make such facts "official", so this is helpful to all of us, since now our experiences will be, hopefully, treated more seriously.
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Post  Brenda L. on Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:06 pm

Is it a myth when doctors/people claim that migraine will 'get better' or even 'go away completely' after menopause?

Migraines just 'going away' after menopause sounds pretty far-fetched and almost unbelievable. Just another myth or old wives tale?

We've probably all heard at some point: 'Wait till you're 40. Then migraines will go away or get better'. This is false!

The other variation I keep hearing: "Wait till you're 50 and hit menopause. Then your migraines might go away completely". (Yes, and when I turn 50, I just might win the lottery, too).

I really don't even know if my migraines are connected with my hormones, though I've had all kinds of tests for that and tried many different treatments. Bio-identicals, etc. Now that my migraines have gone constant, neuros and headache specialists tell me now it doesn't matter what 'time of the month' I'm at in my menstrual cycle. Constant is constant. My migraine pain never varies; it's constant and severe, day after day.

Migrainegirl, thanks for posting the link.

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Post  Kem10 on Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:10 pm

My migraines seem to have become somewhat less severe post menopause but in my case they seem to be very much hormone related. Oddly though I still seem to have monthly hormone fluctuation and accompanying migraines for days to weeks at a time.
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Post  Mini on Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:42 pm

I have one friend who completely stop having M after menopause, so it can happen. Mine became worst at first, then settled to more frequent, but less painful routine, but I am not sure if this is not thanks to staring Gabapentin, as well.
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Post  Migrainegirl on Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:04 pm

I have my fingers crossed it will work out that way for me! Time will tell.
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Post  Mini on Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:21 pm

Whatever happens around menopause, it seems that most migraneurs experience some change of M pattern, one way, or another.
I know for certain, that hormones play a major role in M: each month around my period time I would always get thea worst M.
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