When I turned 30 I experienced my first migraine. Like clockwork, every month during my menstral cycle I get a minimum of 8 migraines a month. 2 days prior I get debilitating migraines that last for a full two days where my Imitrex barely touches it. I am unable to work, take care of my kids, leave the house...nothing but imatrex, ice packs, promethozine for my nausea & darkness! I'm 43, and they are getting more frequent due to peri menopause. I wanted to get a hysterectomy but the specialist I saw said that women are dying of heart failure early in life that have had their ovaries removed. Therefore, the risk outweighs the benefit.
I have had cat scans, taken every migraine Med there is & the side effects are unbearable.
Have any of you had these hormonal migraines? I am waiting months to get into The Headache Center in Philly. I'm hearing in-patient 8-10 day treatments are common. The patients that had been there are claiming on The Jefferson website that even after the hospital stay, it's not a cure. I'm desperate! For my life, my marriage & my children! I am praying that someone who has been through hormonal migraines reads this & can give me a glimpse of hope!!!
Thank you in advance!
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