Because hormonal headaches are caused by hormone cycling, you can reduce the effects hormone replacement during menopause will have on your headaches by keeping the changes from highest to lowest estrogen levels as small as possible. You can do this by:
Talking to your healthcare provider about using a hormone patch
instead of a pill. Using a continuous, transdermal estradiol
patch gives you a steadier level of estrogen in your system
than taking a pill. Using the lowest possible hormone dose to control your menopause
symptoms. You may also need to add headache prevention therapy if headaches become a problem when you're using perimenopausal hormones and you need to continue hormones for health reasons. You will probably be able to discontinue prevention medications when you stop taking hormone therapy.
Find out more about this book:The Woman's Migraine Toolkit: Managing Your Headaches from Puberty to Menopause (A DiaMedica Guide to Optimum Wellness)