For many women with migraine, menopause can actually signal a time of headache relief. However, the years leading up to menopause when hormone levels fluctuate and ovaries produce less estrogen, headaches can actually become worse. According to Susan Broner, MD, of The Headache Institute of New York, perimenopausal
women may experience insomnia, irregular periods, and hot flashes… changes that may lead to more frequent migraines. “Some women who haven’t experienced migraines since their 20s find they return with a vengeance during perimenopause.” While this can be a troublesome time, Dr. Broner suggests there is room for optimism. “Once the hormone fluctuation stops and menopause begins, most women tend to see improvements.”    HeadWise  Vol 1, Issue 3  Sarah Fister Gale

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