Migraine is not a headache, it is a chronic disease.
Any migraine sufferers here? Migraine is a chronic condition that is notorious for causing severe headaches. Characteristic migraine-type headaches that make the person weak are usually quite severe, felt as throbbing on one side of the head. Side effects may include nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine patients can feel the attack beforehand. This early messenger is called the "aura" symptom. These “auras” are very short-lived and vary from person to person. Auras can be caused by flashing light in the eye, the appearance of shapes in vision, ringing in the ears, numbness in the fingers, etc. examples such as. (Please do not ask a migraine sufferer the color of your aura.)
Menstruation and migraine are interrelated.
According to the UK's National Migraine Centre, half of women who suffer from migraine say there is a link between migraine and menstruation. It is written that these “menstrual migraines” tend to be more severe. In fact, according to another study, menstruating women are 3 times more likely to experience migraines in a year than men, due to hormonal changes in the menstrual cycle. The cause of this annoying situation - hold tight - hormones, of course! More precisely, estrogen hormone and low estrogen levels before menstruation.
What can you do for menstrual migraine?
To manage your menstrual migraine attacks, you must first be aware of the time and severity of the attacks. By keeping a diary for at least 3 cycles, you can find out exactly when the attacks come. Take care to get enough sleep at intervals that you anticipate the attacks will come.
Consistency can be your biggest trump card in your fight against migraine. Let's take coffee. If you drink 2 cups of coffee every day, cutting coffee (caffeine withdrawal) on the days when you think your migraine attack will come may trigger migraine. To balance the sudden decrease in estrogen, you can choose foods that support estrogen. Flax and sesame, fibrous fruits and vegetables, carrots are among them. Broccoli and brussels sprouts also contain hormonally active compounds called phytoestrogens that have estrogen-like effects, and there is evidence that greater consumption of these vegetables helps prevent migraine attacks.
Your biggest trump card in dealing with menstrual migraine is to increase your awareness about your attacks. Track your cycle, take note of your headaches, take care of your sleep, diet and sit back in your Kiklou menstrual panties.
Important Note: If you are experiencing very severe attacks, consult your doctor immediately.