publication . Article . 2004

Menstrual migraine

Svetlana Simic; Petar Slankamenac; Milan Cvijanovic; Sofija Banic-Horvat; Zita Jovin; Miroslav Ilin;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2004 Journal: Current Treatment Options in Neurology, volume 6, pages 489-498 (issn: 1092-8480, eissn: 1534-3138, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Abstract
An association between migraine and menstruation can be ascertained by use of a diary for a minimum of three cycles. The pathophysiological and clinical peculiarities of menstrual migraine indicate that its management should differ from that of non–menstrual migraine. NSAIDS or migraine-specific medications (e.g. triptans) are often effective for the acute management of menstrual migraine. Preventive treatment is indicated when the attacks are long–lasting, severe and disabling and do not respond to acute treatments. Short–term prophylaxis (at the time of headache vulnerability) employs standard drugs such as magnesium, ergotamine or NSAIDs; triptans are current...
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free text keywords: Clinical Neurology, Neurology, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, General Medicine, General Neuroscience, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Reproductive Medicine, Therapy, Menstruation, Migraine, Sex hormones, migraine at menstruation, pre-menstruation, menstruation days, Pediatrics, RJ1-570
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publication . Article . 2004

Menstrual migraine

Svetlana Simic; Petar Slankamenac; Milan Cvijanovic; Sofija Banic-Horvat; Zita Jovin; Miroslav Ilin;