I had my first migraine when I was 7 months pregnant with my first son - woke in the middle of the night and went to the ER room. I would have them every now and then, mostly brought on, I thought (and yes, this does play into it) by stress. 15 years since my first migraine, I have seen a strong link btw hormones and migraines. I take birth control pills - Yasmin - every day and tried to go off of them and then whammy! I don't like being on birth control pills - in fact I have had my tubes tied so really not necessary. Has anyone else had a similar experience? Also, anyone had the same thing and went through menapause and if so, did it get better or worse? I'm 40 and if I am like my mom, will go through menopause early.