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Hormonal migraines every month

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: September 12, 2021 3:14 PM
Anonymous 14 days

I am a 16 year old female and every month i tend to get these painful migraines approximately 2 weeks before my cycle starts. The migraine usually lasts for 1-3 days when i’m ovulating. It tends to hurt more when i’m in a stress environment. This has been ongoing for about 3 years consistently. Is this something i should worry about?

Dr Sashini Seeni 14 days
General Practitioner

Hello, thank you for your enquiry.

For your information, migraine is a fairly common condition happens in 1/6 of ladies, may due to several factors, may affect the quality of life but is not dangerous otherwise.

You may consume pain killers, such as NSAIDs to ease your headache. practice yoga or meditation. Ensure good sleeping habits and avoid caffeine products such as coffee and tea. You may also refer to doctor for some medication to balance out your hormone level if require in case of hormonal migraine.

For more information, you may refer to your doctor or contact us for an online consultation for further assistance as well.

Thank you, we hope our answer has been helpful.

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