Ask the Nurse

I get migraines during my period. I have tried taking a pain killer like paracetamol but that does not help. I am usually very tired during my period. Is there anything I can do to help balance my hormones? I do not get migraines when I am pregnant.

It is very common to have a recurrence of migraines when you are having a period. It is an indication that you are sensitive to hormonal fluctuations and they trigger your migraine. However, if your quality of life is getting affected, then you can try going on a continuous birth control pill. That means that you do not have to stop it for a week or take dummy pills, you have to restart the new pack. This will keep a steady level of hormones and prevent you from having migraines.

All My Best,
Speaking of Women's Health Nurse

December 1, 2011 at 4:58pm