Have you seen an increase in migraines as you enter perimenopause or menopause years? I am hearing that frequency can increase and just trying to find out what everyone is doing and what's been helpful during this time. Thanks...Jen
Hi, Jen! You are certainly not alone in dealing with migraine and (peri)menopause -- it is a huge topic of conversation here. Some women see improvement as they progress into menopause, but others see no change or worsening symptoms. Here is a link to an extensive search for menopause discussions from our archives ... take your time looking through them, I'm sure something will be of interest. I'm sure others will weigh in here as well. Can you tell us more about your migraine history and what you've tried? We're not experts, but it could help guide this conversation better. Take care and glad to have you here with us! -Melissa, migraine.com team
I know this post is older, but my migraines have decreased dramatically since going through menopause. I’ve had migraines since my early teens. As I got older I would literally get them 20 days a month. My cycles completely stopped around 5 years ago, at the age of 45. I don’t take anything for hot flashes, or any other medications. The only thing I get now are sinus type headaches that come and go over a 3-4 day period, but those are so much easier to deal with than what I had before. Not sure what caused them to subside, but I’m so thankful they have
Thank you for sharing this with us! We've heard from other women who see improvement in migraine attack frequency after menopause. What a relief for you!
How are you doing today? Nancy Harris Bonk, Patient Leader/Moderator Migraine.com Team
Lately I’ve been getting them again. Had one that kept me up most of the night. Trying to figure out what’s causing them.