Hormone Migraines

I get migraines 2 weeks prior to my menstrual cycle and then while I am on it. So I can go about 3 weeks out of a month with a Migraine. I have been to numerous of doctors and have asked to have my hormones tested and they will not do it. I found one doctor that tested me but I think she tested me at the wrong time and didn’t care and so it showed nothing. I have been on birth control and that does nothing for me. I can not find a doctor that will help me with this situation at all except for more pills and shots every month. Now I am immune to the shots so I cant get those any more. I am at a dead end loss of 19 years of this. I take Imitrex and Relpax and I alternate those when I have a migraine. I have taken every preventative out there that they can think of and they don’t help or they give me a migraine. Frustrated and can’t work and live a life.

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  • AmyBabee
    4 years ago

    Hi travelagent43, sorry about what we have to go through. I suffer the same issues too. I am currently taking hormones. Read this and see if it helps: http://migraine.com/stories/bio-identical-progesterone-and-estrogen/comments/#comment-39241

  • Trisha27
    4 years ago

    Hello, I have suffered from hormone migraines for over 20 years. I tried many preventative medications,Botox,chiropractor, acupuncture ect…I asked to have a hysterectomy many years ago. My neurologist told me after having a hysterectomy, my migraines would have a 70% chance of getting worse, so I nixed that idea, and decided I would have to wait for natural menopause. I learned to accept the fact this is a disease, and there is no magic cure. I try to get more rest,say no, and avoid my triggers. Zomig is my lifesaver. Now enter menopause. I am currently going through it, and am happy to tell you my migraines are finally getting better! There is hope! Hang on!

  • Jenn Lebowitz
    4 years ago

    Hi Travelagent43-

    Thanks so much for sharing your story, and for being part of our community.

    It sounds like you’ve been through a lot. I’m sorry the doctors you’ve seen haven’t been able to help. We thought you might appreciate this article on different doctors and/or specialists that work with migraine, in case there are any you haven’t tried: http://migraine.com/blog/healthcare-providers-turn-to-for-help/.

    We hope this is helpful. Please feel free to keep us posted. We’ll be thinking of you.

    Best Regards,

    Jenn (Community Manager, Migraine.com)

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