The ‘Triptans’ and Menstrual Migraine

August 13, 2009 by dean · Leave a Comment 

It’s interesting to read that the ‘triptans’ are also effective in managing menstrual migraine, suggesting that the underlying cause for migraine, tension headache and menstrual migraine is similar, that is, a sensitised brainstem.

One underestimated source of sensitisation are neck disorders …. tired of playing around with your hormonal levels? Perhaps it is your neck that is sensitising your brainstem – a skilled examination will either confirm or eliminate this as a possibility.



(Mannix LK, Files J. The use of triptans in the management of menstrual migraine. CNS drugs 2005;19(11):951-972)

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Consultant Headache & Migraine Physiotherapist; International Teacher; Director, The Headache Clinic & Watson Headache Institute; PhD Candidate Murdoch University, Western Australia; Adjunct Lecturer, Masters Program, Physiotherapy School, University of South Australia; MAppSc(Res) GradDipAdvManipTher Experienced health practitioners trained in the Watson Headache Approach perform the examination and treatment techniques developed by Dean Watson. These techniques are based on his extensive experience of 7000 headache patients (21,000 hours) over 21 years and are now taught internationally. For your nearest practitioner who has completed training in the ‘Watson Headache Approach’ please refer to the ‘Practitioner Directory’.

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