Will Migraines stop after menstrual cycle stops?

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    I am 49yrs. old and I notice around the time for my menstrual cycle I  have migraine headaches. I was wondering will they stop eventually, although I don't have a menstrual cycle anymore? Laura.


    Full Answer:

    Dear Laura;


    This is a question that we can't definitively answer, but we can offer you some statistics. The stats are different for women who experience "natural" menopause and women who are thrown into menopause from having their ovaries removed. You can find these statistics in Hysterectomy for Migraine? The Numbers Say No.


    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

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Published On: June 06, 2013