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Estradiol and migraines

  • By maias

    Hi all,
    I am 55 yo menopausal woman. I had horrible migraines during perimenopause which have thankfully subsided now that I’m officially “paused.” But I am considering estradiol cream for improving sexual function, and wondering if any women out there have used this without ill effect? I’m scared to try it but running out of options… I hate the idea of introducing hormones now that I am not disabled by migraines. Hoping a small amount won’t be bad…

  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi maias,

    Thank you for your question and being here with us! Let’s see what information I can give you that will help.

    I use Estrace, a similar medication, thankfully without any added head pain or increased migraine attacks. I use this cream every other night and find it very helpful.

    Does that help?

    • By maias

      Hi Nancy,
      Yes thank you! Hoping my experience mirrors yours.