Treatment for Menstrual Migraine
A migraine related to menstrual cycle commonly attack patient prior to their menstrual cycle and three days after the onset of their menstrual flow. There are several studies that proves using oral contraception can help prevent migraine. Nowadays, Gynecologist and Physicians are using dihydroergotamine, Nsaids, tryphans, and transdermal estrogen to treat menstrual related migraines. They advice patient to take it prior and after the onset of their period. However, it varies in some patient. You have to check with your gynecologist or your primary health care physician or if possible have a regular check up before taking any pill because there is health risk involve in taking an oral contraception or birth control pill.
Oral contraception or birth control pill is said to reduce the frequency of migraine attacks with the exception of a migraine aura. If the patient is suffering from migraine with aura taking an oral contraception or birth control pill may double the risk of transient ischemic attack or the so-called “mini-strokes”.
Furthermore, there are benefits but there are health concerns in taking pills as well, Although the risk is very small in percentage with less than 20 out of 100,000 people are at risk per year, and the risk is higher in women who are younger than 45 years old and a smoker.
Estrogen also known as oestrogen helps in various ways. Estrogen helps supports female characteristic such as developing the breast, regulating the menstrual cycle lining of the endometrium, maintaining healthy libido, brain function, protects the heart and keep the bone healthy. It is also used by transwomen to develop the characteristic of females.
Estrogen is tied with stroke risk, Therefore there are several factors that you must consider before taking this pill e.g age, presence of vascular risk factor such as hypertension, elevated cholesterol, pulmonary embolism, stroke or heart disease and previous deep vein thrombosis.
In addition usage of oral contraception carries side effects such as weight gain, nausea, dementia, abdominal cramps, breast tenderness, spotty darkening skin, mood changes, blood clots, and it can also cause stroke, increase in heart disease, phlebitis, blood clots in the lungs and decrease sperm counts in men.
Long term used of contraception may cause infertility, breast and endometrial cancer, and it also have adverse effects on hormone testosterone, decrease in arousal, desire, lubrication, and increase in sexual pain.
If you experience the following like abdominal pain, chest pain, headache, eye problem, severe leg pain or arm pain or numbness while taking a pill call your doctor at once.