Can LH surge cause migraine?

Luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels, as well as testosterone levels, have been the same in migraineurs as in controls. Estrogen withdrawal may produce migraine headaches, but the exact mechanism of this is uncertain.

What effect does the LH surge have?

The rapid increase in LH levels at mid-cycle (LH surge) causes a suspension of further granulosa cell mitosis and permits final oocyte maturation to begin and luteinization of the cumulus-oophorus to occur. The high levels of LH prevent further growth of the non-dominant follicles.

Can hormones cause auras?

The hormonal influence might be different on migraine without aura and on migraine with aura; there is good evidence for an association between estrogen withdrawal and attacks of migraine without aura but only weak evidence for an association between high estrogen states and attacks of migraine with aura.

What triggers surge in LH?

Circulating estrogen levels increase until they activate the hypothalamic-pituitary axis producing a surge release of luteinizing hormone (LH). This is the estrogen positive feedback that triggers ovulation.

How can I increase my LH surge?

A B6 supplement, along with B-vitamin rich foods, can also help to increase progesterone. Abnormal levels of FSH or LH can be balanced with daily vitex or white peony supplements, and they work best when prolactin hormone is also elevated.