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Menopause Symptoms - Hormonal Migraines

How do hormones affect Migraines in menopause?

During peri-menopause, women often experience wide fluctuations of estrogen which may increase the number of headaches and migraines. For some women, migraines improve once their menstrual periods stop, but tension headaches can, in some cases, get worse. The good news is that hormonal migraines usually stop after menopause when hormone levels are consistently low.

What do hormonal migraines feel like?

Top tips to help with Migraines:

They're typically debilitating in nature. Hormonal Migraines are characterized by throbbing pain on one side of the head, as well as sensitivity to light or sound. Lack of estrogen is the trigger.

  • Drink hot water

  • Magnezium

  • Limit alcohol

  • Get some sleep

  • Avoid foods that are high in histamine

  • Use essential oils

  • Vitamin B complex

  • Soothe with cold compress

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