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Intense Migraine, I think.....

I have suffered migraines all my life, but they seem to be getting more frequent and intense.  They are waking me up in the middle of the night, throbbing with intensity, making me nauseous and basically incapacitating me.  I was prescribed Anaprox, many years ago, but that didn't work.  I'm wondering if something in particular is triggering it.  Its in my temples, the top of my head and the base of my skull.  They tend to increase around my cycle, but that coule be during ovulation and menstruation which increases the frequency.  I'm suffering and looking for the cure!
Thanks, Xoxi
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910419 tn?1289487327
IF you suspect that the migraines might be related to your cycle, I suggest you see a gynecologist. They might be able to put you on birth control as a form of hormone therapy to  stabilize your hormones so that you don't get the spikes in pain.
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Hi,
How are you? Menstrual headaches present with migraine-type pain that occurs shortly before, during, or immediately after menstruation or at mid-cycle (at time of ovulation).   This is due to irregularities in estrogen levels. Treatment is the same with migraine treatment.  Small doses of vasoconstrictors and anti-inflammatory drugs taken before and during menstrual period may prevent headaches. Take care and best regards.
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