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Approximately 50 percent of migraines suffered by women are related to menstruation. Worse, "menstrual migraines last longer and are harder to treat," says Teshamae Monteith, MD, director of the headache program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. One study found that triptans, prescribed to be taken at the first sign of an attack, are the most effective treatment for preventing menstrual migraines.
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.