Menopause and migraine

(from a french woman)
I got migraine since I am a kid, didn’t know it was migraine back then. It went, up and down during most of my life but became worst around 40 years old and worst worst with de pre menopause (45 years old)
Now that I am totally menopause (52 years old) it is horrible! It been 2 years of migraine , I can count on 1 hand my only day with clear sky (no migraine day).
Can’t work anymore. I am on a surviving mode. Went to several migraine clinic, saw many doctors, neurologists.
Took different medication, even DHE injection, Botox etc.
I know that severals things Triggers my migraines but the hormones are the captain of that navire.
The specialists seems not to know what to do with the hormonal issues. Do you have any information about that. I am New to this Forum, to any Forums. Thank you.

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  • mizlilly
    4 years ago

    Hello Marie,
    I had the same problem when I went into menopause; it was an endless migraine. Please look into balancing estrogen and progesterone. I started with an over-the-counter progesterone to see if it would make a difference, and it did. Then, the only time I get a migraine was brain was when I was in what was left of my period. Adding estrogen, eliminated all migraines. It’s important to ask your gynecologist for bio-identical hormones, which mimic your own hormones. Best to you, Lilly
    Hope this helps,
    Lilly

  • AmyBabee
    4 years ago

    Mizlillyitalia, I just copied the link to your story for her to read. I made a comment there as well of how hormones are helping me with my migraines.
    http://migraine.com/stories/bio-identical-progesterone-and-estrogen/comments/#comment-39241

  • Jenn Lebowitz
    4 years ago

    Hello Marie- Josee,

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

    I’m so sorry to hear about the challenges you’re experiencing. While you may get more feedback on personal experience from the community, I thought you might find a few articles helpful.

    The first article is on migraine and hormones, and includes links to several articles on related topics such as menopause: http://migraine.com/living-with-migraine/hormonal-migraine-the-basics/.

    The second article I’m sharing is in regards to specialists and doctors. I’m sorry it seems the specialists you’ve visited do not know what to do – therefore, I thought this article might be of use to you: http://migraine.com/blog/healthcare-providers-turn-to-for-help/. It covers a wide range of specialists who may be able to help. I hope you will be able to find some relief, perhaps through one of these kinds of specialists, in your area.

    Do feel free to keep us posted on how you’re doing. Please know you are not alone!

    Wishing you our best,

    Jenn (Community Manager, Migraine.com)

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