Comparison of allodynia in menstrual and non-menstrual migraine

Takeaway

  • Allodynia scores are higher at the beginning of menstrual-related migraine attacks when compared with non-menstrual attacks.

Why this matters

  • Allodynia affects nearly two thirds of people with migraine and can negatively effect treatment with triptans. Women around the age of 30 can have substantially more incidences of migraine than men.

  • An understanding of the prevalence and severity allodynia in menstrual migraine attacks can inform clinicians of migraine disease progression.