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Migraine Headache Prevention

What are ways to prevent menstrual migraine?

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    Women who experience severe menstrual migraine attacks may be candidates for preventive therapy, which aims to decrease the frequency and severity of the attacks.

    • Preventive, or prophylactic, drugs include NSAIDs, ergotamines, triptans, methysergide, and methylergonovine. Magnesium supplements also have preventive value.
    • Naproxen sodium has been shown to be particularly effective for treatment-resistant menstrual migraines.

    If these treatment approaches prove to be ineffective, a physician may prescribe hormone therapy.

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