Bad news for menopause

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Bad news for menopause

Post  Migrainegirl on Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:52 pm


"Research conducted by the UC Neuroscience Institute, Montefiore Headache Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Vedanta Research revealed a 60 to 70 percent increase in high-frequency headaches among women both approaching and in menopause who already experienced migraines. Findings were just published online in “Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain,” a publication of the American Headache Society.

According to study lead author Vincent Martin, University of Cincinnati professor of internal medicine and co-director of the Headache and Facial Pain Program at the UC Neuroscience Institute, findings contradict current health beliefs that suggest migraines in women decrease during menopause."

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Re: Bad news for menopause

Post  Mini on Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:48 pm

This has been true for me: with menopause the h/a definitely increased in frequency, but the M was not as intense as before, so they were more bearable.

I am not sure if this helps, but in the last few months after several years, I stopped taking HRT and now my h/a are almost gone. I still take daily preventatives (Gabapentin) and an occasional Imitrex, but I hardly ever need it, so I wonder if increased post-menopausal h/a were connected, at least to some degree, to HRT. Just a thought.

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