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Can I use hormone treatment for migraines?

Many perimenopausal women with migraines use hormone treatment or oral contraceptives without problems. For individual women, hormones or oral contraceptives may help migraines or make them worse. Both hormone treatment and oral contraceptives are less likely to worsen headaches if they are used in low, consistent doses. A woman who has an aura with her migraines should avoid oral contraceptives because it has been found to increase the risk of a stroke.

Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

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Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

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