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Migraines, Me and Menopause

Monday, May 14, 2012

I want to talk about migraines, me and menopause. I suffer from migraines which became worse after I reached menopause. I don't like migraines. There are days when I feel like my brain has been ran over my a freight train. Menopausal women need to be aware of migraine disease and how to make a difference.

Migraine is a disorder characterized by chronic, severe headaches of intense throbbing or pulsating pain that can last from four hours to several days. Other migraine symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light or sound. Nearly 30 million Americans suffer from migraine, which is more common in women than in men.

First, it is hard to function when you have a migraine, add to that menopause and it's almost impossible. But like most women I have obligations. I have work and family I have to take care of. How do I survive through it? By being on top the game called awareness.

Little things you can do to make a difference and share awareness:

Did you know? An estimated 30% of women experience migraine headaches before menopause, and that percentage only increases during the time of menopause. Read on to learn more about migraine headaches, their types and their symptoms to be better equipped to identify them, aiding in their treatment.

Be aware migraines can get worse during menopause. Check out this resource for more information.

To read and research to is be aware. To search and share is making a difference. I blog about different health issues, but migraines and menopause not only affects me, but you as well. Take time to be aware and make a difference by sharing your story or your insights. It isn't easy living with migraines when you have obligations, but with helpful knowledge it can be done.

A great resource is Menopause and Migraine written by Lynne O. Geweke, MD.

















2 comments:

  1. mom2blmgn said...:

    I've been a migraine sufferer for 18 years, but did not know they could get worse with menopause. Great! I'm not quite ready for menopause, I'm only 44, but just knowing that my migraines will get worse makes me want to run the other way. Wasn't life supposed to get better with age?
    ~Mimi

  1. My late uncle had a sister-in-law who suffered from migraines off and on much of her life.

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