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First migraine in perimenopause.

Hi I was just diagnosed with migraine in February after experiencing migraine aura for the first time at the grand old age of 48. Has anybody else had a similar experience? More importantly is there hope that things will get better after the menopause?

  1. Hi NIcky2dogs,

    I'm sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. Migraine is thought to be a genetic neurological disease that can impact our entire body. I've been having migraine attacks since I started my period. They did get much worse as I sustained a TBI.

    We have some numbers on migraine disease and menopause I'd like to share with you. Women who go through natural menopause, 67% see an improvement while 9% get worse and 24% see no change. On the other hand when women have surgical menopause 33% of women find their migraine attacks get better, 67% find their migraine attacks get worse and there is an insignificant (study wise) number of women whose migraines don't change at all. It's not recommended (by migraine experts) to have a hysterectomy due to migraine disease. We have more information on women and migraine here; https://migraine.com/living-with-migraine/hormonal-migraine-the-basics/.

    I hope that helps,
    Nancy

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