Migraine

It is a condition characterised by severe throbbing headache in the front or side of the head. It can also be associated with other symptoms like nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and noise. It affects women more than men. Everyone will experience the symptoms differently. Some people can get several attacks in a month whereas others can have it occasionally.

There are several treatment options available and a lot of work is being done to discover new treatment for the same. We have been involved with several migraine studies in the past including a study on Menstrual Migraine. We have experience in using paper and electronic diary to capture the frequency and severity of attacks. 

Women suffer migraines three times more frequently than men do. Menstrual migraines affect approximately 60% of these women. These migraines are primarily caused by oestrogen. Because oral contraceptives influence oestrogen levels, women on the pill may experience more migraines. Our double blind study was conducted over six months and six menstrual cycles.

The aim of the study was to measure the hormone withdrawal associated symptoms of headaches, pelvic pains during the cycle with a new pill compared to a currently available treatment.