Menstrual Headaches

Lawrence C. Newman and Morris Levin

in Headache and Facial Pain

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780195373875
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322800 | DOI:

Series: What Do I Do Now

Menstrual Headaches

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Headaches occurring around the time of menses tend to be very disabling. Most headaches associated with menses are migraines without aura. Fortunately, there are a number of good treatment strategies, both for acute pain relief as well as for prophylaxis which can be limited to several days surrounding the onset of menses (“miniprophylaxis” ). This chapter discusses the identification and clinical management of menstrually related headaches.

Chapter.  1522 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology ; Pain Medicine

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