Prevention of menstrual migraine with perimenstrual transdermal 17-beta-estradiol: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind crossover study.
Author(s): Almen-Christensson A, Hammar M, Lindh-Astrand L, Landtblom AM, Brynhildsen J
Affiliation(s): Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden.
Publication date & source: 2011-08, Fertil Steril., 96(2):498-500.e1. Epub 2011 Jun 24.
Publication type: Multicenter Study; Randomized Controlled Trial
The effect of treatment with percutaneous E(2) (100 mug/24 h) during 2 weeks perimenstrually on the number and severity of menstrual migraine attacks was studied in 27 women in a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, crossover trial. We were not able to demonstrate any difference between E(2) supplementation and placebo on the number or severity of migraine attacks, but both regimens showed significant effects compared with before treatment. CLINICAL TRIAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: NCT00204074. Copyright (c) 2011 American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.