Caring for the woman with migraine headaches Article

cited authors

  • Moloney, MF; Matthews, KB; Scharbo-Dehaan, M; Strickland, OL

fiu authors

abstract

  • About 16% of American women experience migraine headaches. These debilitatingheadaches cause lost time from family, social activities, and work. Although migraines are thought to be a result of shifting menstrual and perimenopausal hormones, a physiologic connection has not been well established. This article approaches premenstrual and perimenopausal migraine headaches from a chronic disease perspective, focusing on selfcare and the use of prescription and nonprescription therapies. Implications for practice and future research also are discussed. © Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

publication date

  • January 1, 2001

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 17

end page

  • 25

volume

  • 20

issue

  • 4