Originally Posted by marie1968
is it normal to start having migraines when you are in your mid 30's
I also began getting migraines in my mid 30's- likely due to hormonal changes I experienced with age. When they first started, these headaches typically began 3 days into my period and lasted only 3 days. I had my first child at 36, had a mild migraine at the time I would have gotten my period, and then was migraine free for the remainder of my pregnancy. After having 2 kids, I took birth control pills to treat endometriosis and get migraines at different points of my cycle depending on the type of birth control pill I'm using. Now in my mid 40's, I still get migraines at the same time each month and they are more disruptive. My doctor prescribed nortriptyline, an antidepressant, to mediate pain. My situation is complicated by a previous head injury/damage to tissue in my neck and back where the migraine begins. I also experience sinus headaches during my migraines. Wierd!!! After watching a program about migraines on PBS, I realize there is not one singular cause of migraines, rather, multiple triggers which affect severity. Something to keep in mind. Good Luck.