Purpose of Review Migraine is a debilitating disease, that is encountered in countless medical offices every day and since it is highly prevalent in women, it is imperative to have a clear understanding of how to manage migraine. There is a growing body of evidence regarding the patterns we see in women throughout their life cycle and how we approach migraine diagnosis and treatment at those times. Recent Findings New guidelines regarding safety of medication during pregnancy and lactation are being utilized to help guide management decisions in female migraineurs. There is also new data surrounding the risk of stroke in individuals who suffer from migraine with aura. Summary This article seeks to provide an overview of a woman’s migraine throughout her lifetime, the impact of hormones and an approach to management. . . . . . . . . Keywords Migraine Estrogen Serotonin Menstrual migraine Oral contraceptive Stroke Pregnancy Perimenopause Menopause Abbreviations followed by prolonged migraine-free periods. The effect of MM Menstrual migraine migraine on ability to function and the degree of disability it OCP Oral contraceptive pill causes also varies, ranging from mild impairment to being HRT Hormone replacement therapy unable to work or to enjoy social
Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports – Springer Journals
Published: May 31, 2018
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