Headache and female hormones: what you need to know.

  title={Headache and female hormones: what you need to know.},
  author={Stephen David Silberstein},
  journal={Current opinion in neurology},
  volume={14 3},
The normal female lifecycle is associated with hormonal milestones, including menarche, pregnancy, contraceptive use, menopause, and the use of replacement sex hormones. Attacks of migraine without aura, but not with aura, are more likely to occur 2 days before onset and on the first 2 days of menses, but they are not more severe than those that occur outside the perimenstrual period. Oral sumatriptan and naratriptan are effective as short-term perimenstrual prophylaxis. Postdural headache can… CONTINUE READING


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