Frustrated

I have had migraines since I was 18 and I am now 50. I had daily headaches forever and most of my migraines were hormonal during that time of the month. about 9 years ago I went on the Blood Type Diet and my daily headaches went away. I still struggled with migraines though. I don’t eat any processed food. I had been told that as soon as I went though menopause I should feel better since my mom did. I have not had that time of the month for 3 years and I am worse.


I also have Hashimoto’s and had thyroid cancer so I had my thyroid removed 4 years ago. That is when the daily headaches came back and migraines got more frequent. I have tried almost everything. I refuse to do Botox, but I did get some injections in my neck about a year ago that did nothing.I have done all the preventives none of them have not worked. I tried a gluten free diet, acupuncture, I try to avoid triggers. I take magnesium, B2 and other supplements every day. I’m at the point where I may have to give up my part time job.

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  • deborahvan-der-harst
    5 years ago

    Hi Holly, I’m sorry that your migraines worsened with menopause. When I hit menopause my migraines didn’t go away either. Some months I has 10 days a month migraine free. Every month I had at least 15+ migraines a month lasting days not hours. No medications were making my migraines better. Since I qualified for Botox for migraines, I decided to try it. I found its important to get an experienced doctor at a headache clinic. My second set of injections were done correctly, and I saw improvent in number of migraines per month, duration and pain intensity

    I don’t know the reason that Botox isn’t an option for you. If nothing else has improved your quality of life, please know that experienced headache specialists will administer the injections safely. They are far less painful than a migraine. I hope my experience helps. Deborah

  • Holly author
    5 years ago

    Thank you for sharing. I appreciate that. My concern with Botox is that they are injecting you with a toxin and once it is in your body you have to let it run it’s course. I am very sensitive to things.I tried Acupuncture and I got a horrible migraine within 15 minutes of the treatment, but they could just take the needles out.

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