Does Migraine Improve After Menopause?

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[MUSIC] Almost always the typical course is that Migraine starts with either childhood, or with the severe hormonal fluctuations that happen in adolescence. Typically in the 20s and 30s, they calm down a bit. And then with perimenopause, around 48, 49, they almost always flair up in women.

So a common patient who comes to me is a 49 year old woman who's perimenopausal whose having some kind of headache on essentially almost a daily basis, and the difficult course is once they finally complete menopause, which can take many years, the migraines significantly diminish, if not go away completely.