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July 26, 2004

Prevalence of migraine on each day of the natural menstrual cycle

Abstract

Diary data from 155 women were analyzed using within-woman analysis. Compared with all other times of the cycle, migraine was 1.7 times more likely to occur during the 2 days before menstruation and 2.1 times more likely to be severe and 2.5 times more likely to occur during the first 3 days of menstruation and 3.4 times more likely to be severe. This confirms that migraine at menstruation is different from nonmenstrual attacks, even within individuals.

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Neurology®
Volume 63Number 2July 27, 2004
Pages: 351-353
PubMed: 15277635

Publication History

Received: January 8, 2004
Accepted: March 2, 2004
Published online: July 26, 2004
Published in print: July 27, 2004

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E. Anne MacGregor, MFFP
From the City of London Migraine Clinic and Departments of Gynaecology and Sexual Health (Dr. MacGregor), St. Bartholomew’s Hospital; and Cancer Research UK and University College London Cancer Trials Centre (A. Hackshaw), UK.
Allan Hackshaw, MSc
From the City of London Migraine Clinic and Departments of Gynaecology and Sexual Health (Dr. MacGregor), St. Bartholomew’s Hospital; and Cancer Research UK and University College London Cancer Trials Centre (A. Hackshaw), UK.

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Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. E.A. MacGregor, City of London Migraine Clinic, 22 Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6DX, UK.

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