What can I take for prevention of menstrual migraines? Recently started on Frova, does help but in the last 2 months my migraines have gone from a stable mild annoyance to a full body reaction for a week before the onset of menstruation. By full body I mean-ataxia, inability to articulate my words, poor dexterity, generalized fleeting weakness across my extremities, which actually brought me into an emergency room thinking I had a disc problem. Also, head pain seems to be the least of my symptoms now, aggravating neck pain and these other bodily symptoms have taken over. Laurie.
We are currently conducting a perimenstrual migraine preemption study utilizing Frova, dosed aggressively (three tablets a day). There have already been somes studies that suggest this could be helpful to your migraines and your other symptoms. Alternatively low-dose steroid, for example, dexamethasone, might be useful for some of the accompanying symptoms. I often use this for prominent postdrome for Migraineurs’ symptoms. Or, consulting with a headache expert might be also very useful.
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Published On: June 25, 2007