Menstrual migraines can cause a lot of pain and discomfort to every woman. They appear every month between the 2nd day before the beginning of the menstrual period and the end of it, and they are very much different from the traditional migraine. They appear more often during the first three days of menstrual period, and this type of migraines is actually characterized as true menstrual migraine.
According to the statistics, between 60 % and 70 % of all the women show some bound between the menstrual period and migraine, and 14% of women suffer from it. There must be some biological cause, because hormones such as progesterone and estrogens suddenly decrease in the last period of menstrual cycle and it is possible that estrogens serves as a trigger for migraine in women. But, estrogens aren’t the only to blame it on. The sensitivity of the receptor as well changes during the menstrual cycle, and when having a menstrual period a woman usually feels tired, exhausted and emotional. Then she can tolerate too much pain, and as a result, a migraine occurs. The process of treatment differs from person to person. Some women may notice a progress in reducing migraines, and some don’t. The widespread treatment of migraines includes pharmacotherapy. Prophylactic treatment with triptan is available, and it includes taking triptan for three days. Ibuprofen and naproxen can also be used in the treatment. It has been proven that a combination of analgesic such as acetaminophen, Aspirin and caffeine is also effective. It has been reported that triptan solves the problems of menstrual migraines, as well as nausea and vomiting, with success. Sumatriptan is good for reducing the frequency of menstrual migraine. So, if you decide on any of this medication, see the side effects of triptan, just in case. Some women prefer to use nasal spray to reduce menstrual pain.
If you try to recognize and avoid the factors that influence the menstrual migraine, the half of problem will be solved. The next step is to listen to your body and to what it is trying to tell you. If some food causes you a problem even if you like it, try to avoid it. You should lead a healthy life without a stress and with plenty of rest. It is important for a woman to wait for her next period without the worry about the migraine and the pain that it causes.