Are my migraine headaches related to my menstrual cycle?

Oct 3, 2013

More than half of migraines in women occur right before, during, or after their period. This often is called “menstrual migraine.” A small percentage of women who experience migraines around their period typically only have migraines at this time; most experience migraines at other times of the month as well.

The menstrual cycle and migraines are correlated continues to remain unknown. Before the cycle begins, various hormone levels reduce significantly. This drop in hormones may trigger a women’s migraine.

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