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How to Stop Perimenopausal Migraines

It’s the middle of the day and you’re on your back with the blinds closed, a wet washcloth over your eyes, and a nauseated feeling in the pit of your stomach. What’s that got to do with perimenopause? In a word: hormones. Migraines, unlike other headaches, are often hormonal in nature, so intense fluctuations of hormones (especially estrogen!) in women can egg on and worsen migraines, according to Susan Hutchinson, M.D., director of the Orange County Migraine & Headache Center in Irvine, California. Learn some easy ways on how to stop perimenopausal migraines in their tracks!

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