Anne MacGregor, MD
Professor, Barts and The London School of Medicine & Dentistry, UK
Hormonal Contraception and HRT for Migraine
- How many women have hormonal migraine?
- What is the relationship between hormonal migraine and other types of migraine?
- Is it possible to effectively manage menstrual migraine?
- Is there a standard treatment for menstrual migraine or should it be customized to each individual?
- Why is record-keeping so important to treatment when a woman suspects hormonal migraine?
- Which hormones are involved in hormonal migraine and how does their involvement impact treatment?
- How can NSAIDs be used in symptomatic treatment and prevention of menstrual migraine?
- What role can contraceptives play in treatment of hormonal migraine?
- Are hormone level measurements helpful in treating menstrual migraine?
- What is the connection between migraine and other conditions such as endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome, or hypothyroidism?
- What are the safety considerations related to stopping periods as a treatment for menstrual migraine?
- What factors affect transgender patients in use of hormonal therapy in migraine treatment?
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Anne MacGregor, MD
Dr. Anne MacGregor is a world leader in the link between the menstrual cycle and migraine. She holds a doctorate in medicine from the University of London, and a masters in medical education from the Royal College of Physicians and University College London. Dr. MacGregor is an honorary professor at the Centre for Neuroscience and Trauma, the Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, and Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. She has published more than 200 research papers, five single-author books, five co-authored books, and has co-edited three additional books.
Dr. MacGregor has carried out extensive research into drug treatments for migraine and cluster headache, including significant research into menstrual migraine. Her doctoral thesis explored the role of estrogen in migraine, which led to the development of research criteria for menstrual migraine and was adopted by the International Headache Society in 2004. She has been awarded the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Award for her extraordinary contribution to relieving those affected by the burden of headache and has received the Special Recognition Award and Honorary Life Membership from the International Headache Society. Dr. MacGregor regularly contributes to media discussions on the topic of migraine, particularly menstrual migraine.
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