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Do Migraines stop when you are a Senior?
An_252427 posted:
I am 66 yrs old and started getting migraines when I was 50. (Maybe
part of menopause?) My doctor prescribed Maxalt and Propranolol.
Both work great. But I still am taking 50 mg of Sumatriptan about 10 days a month.
How long can one keep taking this med? And has anyone heard of migraines ever ceasing as you age?
ellsworth52 responded:
I had my first migraine when I was 16; they have gotten worse as I've gotten older (at 61). I have heard of hormonal migraines (ie menopause) but I don't know if migraines cease as you age. It seems if they started with menopause, that they would end once you are through. I don't know, since I've had them for 45 years now.
KayR66 replied to ellsworth52's response:
Thank you for your response- I have always had headaches, but the actual migraines that required prescription medication didn't start till I was 50. That's why I suspect menopause and hormonal changes.
What I'm worried about is getting older and frail, because I really
have to stay on top of these meds I take now.
What medications do you take?

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