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Perimenopause and migraines

Hello everyone, I feel fortunate to only be dealing with migraines for a relatively short time compared to many others. For several months I also thought it was ovarian cysts vs the migraine causing the severe nausea and vomiting for 48 hrs. Imitrex does work. My pain always starts in my ears like a severe ear ache and have confirmed several times with ENTs no ear issues. I’m remaining optimistic once menopause starts they will stop, they start with in the day of my period which is now unpredictable. My ears ache other times of the month but if I don’t feel nausea it doesn’t turn in to a migraine and will respond to ibuprofen. I did start taking Magnesium, B2 a few months ago. I do feel the brain fog more often than not. Could be from perimenopause or after every migraine felt like I lost a few more brain cells. Saving grace was this started during Covid and working from home so I could lay down for a few days and my family is very supportive. Appreciate how disruptive migraines can be for families and especially woman!

  1. SMarkham, women's fluctuating hormones can be a huge trigger for migraine attacks. I think it's great that you are taking magnesium and vitamin B2. There is scientific evidence that these can help those struggling with migraine attacks. I am attaching two articles that I hope you will find helpful. Keep us posted on your progress!


    Peggy
    Migraine.com team



    https://migraine.com/migraine-triggers/hormonal-changes
    https://migraine.com/blog/hormonal-migraine-the-basics

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