Migraine in Women

Migraine in women is three times more common than migraine in men. Below is a list of pages examining the various hormonal influences on the condition.

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Migraine
Menopause and Migraine

Menopause and Migraine: For women whose migraine has been closely linked with their menstrual cycle, the elimination of that trigger with the onset of menopause can result in real improvement, although it is rare for attacks to disappear entirely....[read more]

Migraine
Migraine: Men vs Women

Around the time of a girl's first menstruation, there is a rapid rise in the incidence of migraine for this gender. The ratio of 3:1 (female migraineurs to male) reflects this trend.  In women, the incidence of migraine with aura peaks between...[read more]

Migraine
Menstrual Migraine

About 60% of women with migraine note an increased number of attacks in association with their menstrual period. This is known as menstrually-related migraine. Pure Menstrual Migraine is diagnosed when attacks occur exclusively around the time of...[read more]

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Migraine and Pregnancy

Migraine and Pregnancy: Migraine is likely to improve during pregnancy. 60% experience improvement, particularly during the second and third trimesters. It is thought that the more stable levels of circulating oestrogen and progestogen at this time...[read more]

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Migraine & Oral Contraceptives

The Combined Oral Contraceptive (COC)  - the contraceptive pill - is not contraindicated in women who have migraine unless they are affected by migraine with aura. The effect of COC use is quite variable: Migraine may improve No change in...[read more]

Migraine in Women

Migraine in women is three times more common than migraine in men. Below is a list of pages examining the various hormonal influences on the condition.

More From This Section:

Migraine
Menopause and Migraine

Menopause and Migraine: For women whose migraine has been closely linked with their menstrual cycle, the elimination of that trigger with the onset of menopause can result in real improvement, although it is rare for attacks to disappear entirely....[read more]

Migraine
Migraine: Men vs Women

Around the time of a girl's first menstruation, there is a rapid rise in the incidence of migraine for this gender. The ratio of 3:1 (female migraineurs to male) reflects this trend.  In women, the incidence of migraine with aura peaks between...[read more]

Migraine
Menstrual Migraine

About 60% of women with migraine note an increased number of attacks in association with their menstrual period. This is known as menstrually-related migraine. Pure Menstrual Migraine is diagnosed when attacks occur exclusively around the time of...[read more]

Migraine
Migraine and Pregnancy

Migraine and Pregnancy: Migraine is likely to improve during pregnancy. 60% experience improvement, particularly during the second and third trimesters. It is thought that the more stable levels of circulating oestrogen and progestogen at this time...[read more]

Migraine
Migraine & Oral Contraceptives

The Combined Oral Contraceptive (COC)  - the contraceptive pill - is not contraindicated in women who have migraine unless they are affected by migraine with aura. The effect of COC use is quite variable: Migraine may improve No change in...[read more]