Not to worry, measures can be taken to control the occurrences of migraines. For women going through perimenopause or menopause, hormonal therapies can be prescribed. Perimenopause can be countered through birth control pills, while menopause can be tackled with oestrogen patches.
“Probably in perimenopausal women it’s strictly hormones, but in menopausal women there was a huge uptake in medications to treat headaches,” “If you start using a lot of these pain medications that might cause something called rebound headaches, which may be different.”
Dr. Vincent T. Martin, University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine, on Reuters.com.
Medications that commonly prevent migraines include magnesium, aspirin, ergots, triptans and hormone therapy. Triptans and NSAIDs stop a migraine once it has already begun. Hormone therapy can have different effects on different women; for some it causes a reduction in migraines, whereas in others it can worsen the symptoms. Therefore, it is essential to consult a medical professional with follow-up care when undertaking such treatments.