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Menstrual Migraine
is a unique disease requiring a unique treatment. Attacks are more predictable, but
often more severe, prolonged and disabling too. And they commonly fail to respond
to conventional treatments.
So what are the signs, and how can doctors and patients tell which kind of Migraine
they are dealing with?


Menstrual Migraine is predictable. Sufferers know when it will come.

Menstrual Migraine sufferers are more likely to ‘suffer in silence’. Because it is predictable MM sufferers often choose to ‘manage’ the condition themselves and are poorly represented in clinics.

Menstrual Migraine is frequently undiagnosed. Few non-specialist clinicians ask when migraine attacks occur in relation to the period.

Menstrual Migraine receives little clinical research. Fewer diagnoses means little presence in clinical trials. The number of clinical papers on Menstrual Migraine compared to migraine is low.

Menstrual Migraine has no dedicated prophylactic therapy


Migraine is unpredictable, often referred to as a ‘fickle disease’.

Migraine sufferers are more likely to actively seek help. Migraine sufferers not only seek diagnosis and help from GPs but also appear regularly in pain clinics seeking help from neurologists.

Migraine is usually well diagnosed. Clinicians ask about the frequency and severity of attacks, diagnosing migraine more reliably.

Migraine is well researched, in fact it is a booming research area. As well as a wide range of existing treatments, the pipeline for novel migraine therapies is extensive too.

Migraine has a wide range of treatment options including both symptomatic and prophylactic