Hi Everybody, this is my first post and I hope it is the right section of the forums.
I have had migraines since I was a teenager/college student and they have gotten progressively worse over the years. Lately they are nearly daily (I am likely having some compounded MOH issues but that is another story) however they are much much worse when I am having my period. My OBGYN suggested last year that we do a year-round pill cycle, meaning we skip the ‘off’ pills to try to stop my period or limit it, but it still breaks through the birth control fairly frequently (every two months if not every month) and is excruciating, I almost always during that week need an abortive and a rescue for several days in a row, sometimes a steroid pack too. (I am on Topomax as a prophylactic, which -could- be messing with the pills some? though neuro and ob say the dose is low enough that it shouldn’t).
My question is, have any patients here gone on a hormonal IUD to stop their period and found that it helped? I know that headaches can be a side effect of the Mirena and similar products but I assumed that was mostly for folks who didn’t already have chronic headaches. I feel like preventing menstruation would at least lessen that one set of intense headaches I get with the hormone cycle, but I wanted to know if anyone here had any personal experiences to share.
Thanks so much!