When to see your doctor about headaches
NHS Choices website says your doctor can also prescribe anti-migraine medicines for you to take around the time of your period. These don’t contain hormones, but they can help stop the headaches developing. They include tablets called triptans and a type of painkiller called mefenamic acid.
And then there’s always HRT…
According to the Migraine Trust ‘There is little research evidence to be found on the effects of HRT on migraine in women. It can help some women but may aggravate it for others.’
HRT Patches or gels may be best as they keep your hormone levels more constant than tablet form and are less likely to trigger migraines.
The usual caveat here, that HRT is something to be discussed with your doctor. There are pros and cons to taking it. See our vlog, What is HRT? We don’t take a view. It’s for you to decide whether it’s for you or not.