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I am suffering from Migraine Headacheas every month when Im

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I am suffering from Migraine Headacheas every month when I'm due my period. They started after having an ectopic pregnancy two and half years ago. I have M.S. and I am finding these migraines cripiling, what can I do?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
Hello from JA
There are medications to treat this.

In fact from hormone therapy to SSRIs to beta blockers, calcium channel blocers, magnesium and others.

It depends on exam an history, and a medication can be tailored to you.
Tryptans are often useful in acute attacks.
Please let me know if you have further questions.
Use reply as needed.
Please do not forget a positive rating.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Doesn't really give me any more information than I already know to be honest.

Expert:  Dr. K. replied 4 years ago.
Hello. Menstrual migraines are the hardest to treat. They often do not respond to traditional medications.

The two things you may find most helpful are:

1. A low dose birth control pill (20 mcg of estrogen) taken continuously with no breaks.

2. Topimirate (Topamax) taken twice daily.

If you have MS, you need a neurologist if you do not already have one. He or she will be able to prescribe either of these and will be knowledgeable about them. Best of luck.
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Expert:  Dr. K. replied 4 years ago.
Let me know if you need more help or info. I have migraines myself so I know how hard it can be to get effective treatment.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

 


Thanks will do.

Expert:  Dr. K. replied 4 years ago.
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