New Research Links Estrogen with Treating Chronic Migraines

Anyone who has ever experienced a migraine headache understands how debilitating this searing, blinding pain can be.  A migraine is not simply a bad headache. It is much worse.   According to the Migraine Research Foundation, a migraine is “an extremely incapacitating collection of neurological symptoms which include a severe throbbing and recurring pain, usually on one side of the head. The attacks are often accompanied by one or more of the following: visual disturbances, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, extreme sensitivity to sound, light, touch and smell and tingling or numbness in the extremities or face.”The foundation further notes that about 25 percent of migraine sufferers also have a visual disturbance called an “aura,” which usually lasts less than an hour. While migraines usually last between four and 72 hours, to the person who is experiencing the pain, it can seem like an eternity!Medical experts have known