I'm on my second pack of lutera and the second day of my period and both days I've had a headache, I've tried using Excedrin which is the only thing that seems to help numb the pain for awhile. Is there anything I can do right now?
Medications of choice to stop a menstrual migraine are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs).
The NSAIDs most often used for menstrual migraines include:
Advil and Motrin
NSAID treatment should be started two to three days before the menstrual period starts and continued until the period ends. Because the therapy is of short duration, the risk of gastrointestinal side effects is limited. 5 Surprising Migraine Triggers by the makers of Excedrin for people who have severe menstrual migraines or who want to continue taking their birth control pills, doctors recommend taking a NSAID, starting on the l9th day of the cycle and continuing through the second day of the next cycle. Other drugs that may be used are given by prescription only. They include: Small doses of ergotamine drugs (including Bellergal-S, Cafergot, Migranal)
Beta-blocker drugs such as propranolol, Anticonvulsants such as valproate (Depakote)
Calcium channel blockers such as verapamil. These drugs should also be started two to three days pre-menses, and continued throughout the menstrual flow. Because fluid retention is often associated with a woman's period, diuretics have been used to prevent menstrual migraine. Some doctors may recommend limiting salt-intake immediately before the start of menses.
Lupron is a drug that affects hormone levels and is used only when all other treatment methods have been tried and have been unsuccessful. I hope this helped... by the way this information was from WebMd. I hope you're feeling better,
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