(1) During the reproductive years, rapid fluctuations in ovarian hormones--both increases at midcycle and, to a greater extent, decreases during the premenstrual phase--are believed to be migraine "triggers." Women who experience menstrually
related migraine before menopause typically have an increased risk of migraine during perimenopause, with a significant reduction of migraine symptoms following menopause.
Related Migraine." The National Headache Foundation.
Attacks of menstrually
related migraine without aura must have an onset during the perimenstrual time period (2 days before to 3 days after the onset of menstruation) and this pattern must be confirmed in 2/3 of menstrual cycles, but other attacks may occur at other times of the menstrual cycle.
Data Source: Data are from a post hoc pooled analysis of menstrually
related migraine attacks in 187 women who participated in three double-blind, randomized, multicenter crossover trials of frovatriptan versus three other trip-tans for the acute treatment of migraine.
Anne MacGregor emphasized that menstrually
related migraine is a distinct clinical entity Affected women find it considerably more problematic than migraine occurring at other times of the menstrual cycle.
related nongynecologic complaints included lower back pain reported by 26% of the 13- to 16-year-olds and by 38% of the 17- to 21-year-olds; urological symptoms reported by 26% and 23%, respectively; and gastrointestinal problems reported by 14% and 24%, respectively.
related migraine: breaking the cycle in your clinical practice.
MIAMI BEACH -- Up to 70% of women who experience migraines have exacerbations during menstruation, and another 7%-14% of female migraineurs experience only menstrually
Vulvar erythema scoring was performed menstrually
and intermenstrually for 2 consecutive menstrual cycles.
There has been an increase in research and clinical attention to menstrually
related symptoms in women during the past decade (e.g., Halbreich et al., 1993).
Women may have menstrually
related headache-headaches around the time of their menstrual period.
Intercourse is strongly recommended on the Sabbath eve and on the mikveh night, after the woman's ritual bath at the end of the two-week menstrually