During their menstrual cycles, some women can experience frequent, chronic migraines as a result of having hormone fluctuations and imbalances, especially as they approach menopause. A recent clinical study tested the effects of estradiol implants in women who experienced chronic migraines during their menstrual cycles. Estradiol is a naturally occurring form of estrogen.

For the study, 24 women who were prone to experiencing migraines during their menstrual cycles were treated with estradiol implants for up to 5 years. During that time period, 83% of the patients became completely headache-free while on the treatment without experiencing any adverse health effects. The study authors conclude that women on their menstrual periods, especially those close to experiencing menopause, can prevent headaches and migraines from occurring by suppressing certain hormone fluctuations related to their menstrual cycle.

To learn more, read the full article: Estradiol implants can effectively treat menstrual migraines