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.