Natural Treatment of Menstrual Migraines

menstrual migraines

According to a new Lancet review paper, menstrual migraines are more severe than migraines at other times of the cycle.

The authors of the paper explain that menstrual migraines are caused by estrogen withdrawal at the end of the cycle together with an estrogen-dependent release of prostaglandins and histamine. They propose progesterone as a possible prevention strategy.

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Guide to Using Progesterone for Women’s Health

How to use natural progesterone.

Body-identical or bioidentical progesterone is a viable treatment for women’s health conditions such as PCOS, PMDD, migraines, endometriosis, adenomyosis, and perimenopause.

Progesterone is called oral micronized progesterone and requires a doctor’s prescription. Brand names include Prometrium, Utrogestan, Teva, and Famenita, depending on your country. Alternatively, progesterone cream is available over-the-counter in some countries and can help with mild symptoms but is generally not as effective as capsules.

Here’s what you need to know.

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Is Wheat or Gluten Bad for Periods?

Wondering about wheat and menstrual health? Wheat or gluten is not usually a problem for periods but can affect certain women’s health conditions such as endometriosis, adenomyosis, unexplained amenorrhea, migraines, and thyroid disease.

The first step in assessing possible wheat sensitivity is to know the difference between 1) FODMAPs and digestive bloating, and 2) gluten and immune dysfunction.

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8 Ways Magnesium Rescues Hormones

Magnesium for hormone healthAs my patients can tell you, I prescribe magnesium for almost every hormonal condition including PCOS, insulin resistance, PMDD, migraines, and perimenopause.

Magnesium deficiency is common because modern soils are depleted and because your body dumps magnesium during stress. So, if you’re under stress, you probably need magnesium.

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