Menstrual migraines: etiology, treatment, and relationship to premenstrual syndrome

Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 1997 Jun;9(3):154-9.


Migraine headache is a common condition in women and frequently occurs in relation to the menstrual cycle. This article reviews the neuroendocrine etiology of menstrual migraine, its possible relationship to premenstrual syndrome, and recent developments in treatment strategies for these often refractory headaches.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Menstruation*
  • Migraine Disorders* / drug therapy
  • Migraine Disorders* / etiology
  • Premenstrual Syndrome / complications*